19th March 2020, 10:43
The Pope has called for the whole world to pray in unison on Thursday evening for healing and protection against Covid-19.
Pope Francis will be praying the rosary with Italy at 9pm and there is now a global call for other countries to join in. The aim is for the different time zones to create a chain of prayer, where the whole world will pray as one.
The prayers on Saint Joseph's Day are particularly for families, for the sick, and for those caring for them and risking their own lives in service.