The Pope in Santa Marta (Vatican Media)


February 28, 2020 "The Holy Father celebrated Mass this morning and at the end, as usual, greeted the participants, but decided to postpone today's official audiences". This was stated by the director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, responding to questions from journalists. "The meetings on the agenda at Casa Santa Marta continue regularly", assured the Vatican spokesman.

As reported by the Vatican News information portal, yesterday the Pope had not participated in the penitential liturgy in the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano with the clergy of the diocese of Rome, leaving his speech to be read by the cardinal vicar Angelo De Donatis. Bruni had spoken of a "slight indisposition" for which Francesco had "preferred to stay in the areas close to Santa Marta" by regularly carrying out other commitments. Yesterday morning, the Pope celebrated Mass in Santa Marta and later welcomed the members of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization that collaborates with the Church for greater protection of the common home, inspired by the values ​​of the encyclical 'Laudato si'.