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JUST IN: Pope Francis to Resume General Audiences With Some Faithful Next Week

Tickets Will Not Be Required, All Health Protocols Will Be Followed

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Pope Francis’ General Audiences will resume with the presence of the faithful next Wednesday, September 2.

The Prefecture of the Papal Household gave this news through a press release of the Holy See Press Office, today, Aug. 26, 2020.

«Following the health indications of the Authorities, » the statement underscored, «the General Audiences in September will take place in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, starting at 9:30 a.m.»

«Participation,» it explained, «will be open to all who wish, without the need for tickets.»

Individuals will be able to enter from the Bronze Doors of the right colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, as early as 7:30 am.

In the past, General Audiences were held in St. Peter’s Square, or in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.


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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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