Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to unite in praying the Our Father prayer at noon (6am CST) on March 25 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

β€œIn these days of trial, while humanity trembles at the threat of the pandemic, I would like to propose to all Christians to unite their voices to heaven,” Pope Francis said March 22.

β€œI invite … the leaders of all Christian communities, together with all Christians of various confessions, to invoke the Most High, Almighty God, while simultaneously reciting the prayer that Jesus Our Lord has taught us,” he said following the Angelus prayer.