VATICAN CITY (CNS)– Pope Francis has actually asked for a worldwide petition marathon for the whole month of May, praying for completion to the pandemic.

“The campaign will certainly associate with an unique means all shrines worldwide” in advertising the initiative to make sure that individuals, families and areas all take part in stating the rosary, “to wish the end of the pandemic,” said the Pontifical Council for Encouraging New Evangelization in a press release April 21.

“It is the genuine need of the Holy Father that the month of May be dedicated to a prayer marathon dedicated to the theme, ‘from the whole church a persistent prayer climbs to God,'” it said.

The style describes the incredible event stated in the Acts of the Apostles (12:1 -12) when all the church prayed for Peter, that was put behind bars up until God sent an angel to totally free him, illustrating how the Christian neighborhood comes together to pray when faced with threat and exactly how the Lord pays attention as well as executes an unanticipated wonder.

Every day in May, there will be a livestream from one of 30 selected Marian temples or sanctuaries to guide the petition at 6 p.m. Rome time (twelve noon EDT) on all Vatican media platforms.

The pope will open the monthlong petition May 1 and also end it Might 31, the council claimed.