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Saint Joseph - Photo by ZENIT- Deborah Castellano Lubov, in Rome

This Feast of St. Joseph, Join Pope Francis Praying Rosary at 9pm Rome Time

“This evening we pray united, entrusting ourselves to the intercession of Saint Joseph, Custodian of the Holy Family, Guardian  of all our families.”

This Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2020, join Pope Francis at 9pm Rome time, in prayer to protect every family, the sick, and all caring for them.

Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office, released a statement reminding the Holy Father will join from his residence Santa Marta, the initiative to pray the Rosary tonight, promoted by the Italian Bishops Conference (the CEI).

“He will introduce the prayer with a message in which he invites every family, every faithful, every religious community to turn to the Lord that He may protect in a special way every family, particularly the sick  and the persons that are taking care of them,” he said.

“This evening,” Bruni said quoting the Pope’s reflection, “we pray united, entrusting ourselves to the intercession of Saint Joseph, Custodian of the Holy Family, Guardian of all our families.”

“The carpenter of Nazareth,” the Vatican Director continued, “also knew precariousness and bitterness, concern for the morrow, but he was able to walk in the dark of certain moments, allowing himself always, without reservations, to be guided by the Will of God.”

About 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, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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