Due to a ‘slight indisposition,’ Pope Francis did not go St. John Lateran this morning where he was expected to meet with Rome’s clergy this morning.
The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, confirmed this to ZENIT English’ Deborah Lubov, ahead of a statement he issued later, stating the following:
“This morning,” the statement said, “the Holy Father did not go to the Lateran for the penitential liturgy with the Roman clergy.”
“Due to a slight indisposition,” it concluded, “he preferred to remain in the rooms close to Santa Marta; the other commitments proceed regularly.”
He also told ZENIT English that the Holy Father not only received, as planned, the ‘Global Climate Change’ group this morning in the Vatican, but also went ahead with all his private audiences too.
Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the Vicar of Rome, read the Pope’s discourse to the clergy at the Lateran. ZENIT is translating the text and it will be available as soon as possible.