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Pope to USA & Countries Greatly Hit by Coronavirus: ‘Don’t Forget the Pope Prays for You’

Gives Reminder During His Easter Monday Regina Coeli Address, Before Blessing an Empty St. Peter’s Square

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Do not forget, the Pope prays for you all….

Pope Francis said this following his Regina Caeli address, Monday, April 13, 2020, on Easter Monday.

After praising women in his remarks at noon introducing the Marian prayer of Eastertide, recalling the remarkable example of Our Blessed Mother Mary, the Pontiff remembered all the precious ways women contribute.

After the prayer, the Pontiff remembered those countries hit gravely by coronavirus.

«I would like to remember all the countries greatly hit by the coronavirus, like Italy, the United States, Spain and France,» he added off the cuff, stressing: «I pray for them.»

«Do not forget: the Pope prays for you,» he concluded.

A few moments after concluding his remarks, the Pope surprisingly went to the window, and blessed an empty St. Peter’s Square.

Here is ZENIT’s translation of the Pope’s full address in English:


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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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