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Due to ‘Slight Indisposition,’ Pope Doesn’t Meet Rome’s Clergy at St. John Lateran

Matteo Bruni Tells ZENIT English Pope Did Go on With Other Public & Private Audiences

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.

 

About 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, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. 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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