Pope Francis To Miss Evening Good Friday Service In Rome

Pope Francis was recently discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for bronchitis

  • Pope Francis, who was recently hospitalized for bronchitis, will not preside over Good Friday’s late-night Way of the Cross service because of immensely cold weather in Rome.
  • According to the Vatican, instead of presiding over the torch-lit procession at the Colosseum, the pontiff will watch from the hotel where he resides in the Vatican.
  • Pope Francis will still attend  the Passion of the Lord celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica, which will occur earlier in the day, the Vatican added.
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