Saturday, December 2, 2023

Pope plans to recite Angelus tomorrow


Pope Francis at last Wednesday's General AudiencePope Francis at last Wednesday's General Audience  (Vatican Media)

Pope to recite Angelus from residence as health improves

As Pope Francis' health continues to improve as he recovers from bronchitis, he will recite the Sunday Angelus prayer from his residence at the Casa Santa Marta, joining the faithful in a live broadcast.

By Vatican News

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, provided an update on the health conditions of Pope Francis on Saturday, stating that they are "improving."

He has no fever and is continuing his prescribed antibiotic therapy.

Pope Francis has been recovering from pulmonary inflammation for a week, leading to significant adjustments in his schedule, notably the cancellation of his Apostolic Journey to Dubai for the COP28 summit.

Earlier on Saturday, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin delivered the Pope's speech to delegates at the climate summit in Dubai.

"To avoid exposing himself to temperature fluctuations, tomorrow morning Pope Francis will recite the Angelus via a connection from Casa Santa Marta," according to Mr. Bruni. "The prayer will be broadcast live on television and on the screens in St. Peter's Square by Vatican Media. It will also be available for streaming on the Vatican News website."

The Pope held his most recent Angelus prayer last Sunday in a similar manner, when he appeared seated alongside Msgr. Paolo Braida, an official at the Secretariat of State, who read the meditation, appeals, and greetings on the Pope's behalf.

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