27 February 202011.12 Pope Francis, indisposed, does not attend the penitential liturgy at the beginning of Lent in the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. In the ceremony with the Roman clergy, the Pope also confessed to some priests. Confirming the slight indisposition and the flat rate of the Pope, the director of the Vatican press room added: Francis "preferred to stay in the rooms close to Santa Marta. The other meetings proceed regularly".