PRAYER TO CHRIST CRUCIFIED IN TIME OF PESTILENCE AND CONTAGION
Dear Lord Jesus, Savior of the World, our secure and unfailing Hope, have mercy on us
and deliver us
from every evil!
We beg you to overcome the scourge of this fearful virus, which is spreading from place to place.
We beg you to heal the sick, to protect the healthy and to support those who work for the healthcare of all.
Show us your Face of mercy, O Lord, and save us in your great love. With the intercession of Holy Mary,
your Mother and ours, ever close to us in our needs, we ask you this, Lord Jesus, who live and reign for ever
+ Archbishop Bruno Forte
This is the miraculous crucifix in the Servite church of San Marcello
before which Pope Francis has prayed. Its crucifix was carried in procession
from San Marcello to Saint Peter’s Basilica during an outbreak of the plague in
1522. By the time it returned to San Marcello, the threat of the contagion had ended.