For this reason, July 1, the Holy Father did not have his weekly Audience streamed from his private library, according to Vatican sources.
While no statement was issued by the Vatican Press Office, usually the Pope’s morning Masses in the chapel of his residence Casa Santa Marta, are suspended until September.
Francis will continue celebrating 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 Gandolfo like his predecessors.
For the moment, the Pope has no other appointments confirmed as the world continues to battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.