The formal blessing — usually given only immediately after a new pope’s election and on Christmas and Easter — carries with it a plenary indulgence for all who follow by television, internet or radio, are sorry for their sins, recite a few prescribed prayers, and promise to go to Confession and to receive the Eucharist as soon as possible.
EWTN will be airing the Pope’s special one-hour Urbi et Orbi LIVE on television, online, and on EWTN’s Facebook page on Friday, March 27 at 1 p.m. ET, with an encore at 8 p.m. ET, and 5 a.m. ET, Saturday, March 28. You can find EWTN television in your area here, https://www.ewtn.com/tv/channel-finder, watch online here, www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live, and on social media via EWTN’s Facebook page here, www.facebook.com/ewtnonline.