MAY PRAYERS FOR THE END OF THE PANDEMIC Pope Francis is inviting Catholics across the globe to dedicate the Marian month of May to praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative, behind which the Pope has thrown his support, involves 30 Marian Shrines from various parts of the world. It takes place under the theme “The whole Church was fervently praying to God,” which recalls a verse in the Acts of the Apostles. See www.vaticannews.va for more details. As part of this initiative will pray the rosary and other Marian devotions in St Patrick’s throughout the month of May before the Wednesday at 11.30am.