The prayer service will take place just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome over the course of October.
The oversight committee is part of the pope’s reform of the governance of the Rome Diocese.
Pope Francis on Friday issued a document reorganizing the Vicariate of Rome in what he called a time of “epochal change.”
The Diocese of Rome will offer a special Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Friday afternoon.
The 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome on June 22-26.
The pope celebrated Mass at a Catholic university hospital in Rome.
He was addressing Catholics from the Diocese of Rome.
The image was created by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik.
The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies.
In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.