Vatican City, Jan 20, 2022 / 08:00 am
For the third consecutive year, Pope Francis will not be gathering together with the Roman Curia for a spiritual retreat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis has asked members of the Roman Curia to make their own arrangements for a private Lenten retreat from Sunday, March 6 to Friday, March 11.
All papal events will be canceled between these dates, including the general audience that would have taken place on Wednesday, March 9.
The pope usually spends five days on retreat together with members of the Roman Curia participating in Lenten spiritual exercises.