Pope Francis’ call to prayerfully end the pandemic has a hidden agenda

David Martin | The Daily KnightPope Francis wearing a facemask during COVID-19 (America Magazine)

Pope Francis announced Wednesday that the Marian Shrines of the world will lead the prayers of the Rosary during the month of May to invoke the Virgin Mary's aid in ending the COVID pandemic.

"The initiative will involve in a special way all shrines in the world to pray for the end of the pandemic," the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization said in a press release April 21.