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Bishop Brennan to Lead Prayers for Pope Francis During Lenten Pilgrimage Stop

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the balcony of his room at Gemelli hospital in this file photo taken in Rome July 11, 2021, when the pope had been in the hospital for 10 days to recover from a scheduled colon surgery. (Photo: Catholic News Service)

The Tablet Staff

Bishop Robert Brennan will be leading the Rosary Wednesday evening at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside as part of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Lenten Pilgrimage. The bishop said he will include prayer intentions for Pope Francis during the service, following news of the Holy Father’s illness.

The Pontiff was taken to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital Wednesday afternoon after suffering effects from a respiratory infection.

In a statement, Bishop Brennan said, “I, along with so many of the Catholic Faithful, pray for the Holy Father. In fact we will pray in a special way during the previously scheduled Lenten Pilgrimage at Corpus Christi where I will lead the Rosary at 7:30 this evening.”

Corpus Christi Church is located at 31-30 61st St, Woodside, NY 11377.