Pope Francis General Audience



Tuesday July 3, 2018
Pope Francis’ Summer Break Has Begun
General Audiences Resume in August, and Morning Mass at Santa Marta in September
As is the case every summer, Pope Francis takes a break from his public meetings: his weekly Wednesday morning General Audiences are suspended throughout July.
The weekly Audiences will resume in August in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, rather than in St. Peter’s Square due to Rome’s intense heat.
The Pope’s morning Masses in the chapel of his residence Casa Santa Marta, are also suspended until September. Francis will celebrate Mass in private and the Vatican will not publish the content of his daily homilies.
Despite his ‘break’, the Pope will continue to give his Angelus address each Sunday at noon. He will do so, as usual, from St. Peter’s Square, given Pope Francis has opted since the start of his pontificate to stay in Rome over the summer, rather than to go to Castel Sant’Angelo like his predecessors.
As for his other appointments, there is an Ecumenical Day of Reflection and Prayer for the Middle East scheduled for July 7 in the southern Italian city of Bari, and his Apostolic Visit to Dublin, Ireland, for the World Meeting of Families, August 25-26.
Original text: Italian
ZENIT’s translation by Virginia M. Forrester