Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has called on members of the clergy to recite the “exorcism against Satan” at 3:00 Roman time on Saturday in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
“In these modern times of terrible tribulation, when the pandemic has deprived Catholics of Holy Mass and the Sacraments, the Evil One has gone into a frenzy and multiplied his attacks to tempt souls into sin,” the archbishop wrote in a call to the Catholic clergy, which was released by LifeSiteNews. “These blessed days of Holy Week, which used to be the ideal time to go to Confession to prepare ourselves for our Easter Communion, now see us locked inside our houses, but they cannot stop us praying to Our Lord.”
He notes that “Since it is a day of silence, while we await His glorious Resurrection, this Holy Saturday ought to be an ideal opportunity for Sacred Ministers. There is no need to go out, or to breach any of the laws currently in force.”
“I should like to ask you all to pray together, using the form given by Leo XIII, the Exorcism against Satan and the Apostate Angels… at three o’clock in the afternoon, Roman time (15:00 hours, Central European Summer Time) on Saturday April 11, 2020, so we can all fight together the common enemy of the whole human race,” the archbishop wrote.
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