students and teachers from the national network "Schools for Peace" Photo: Vatican Media

For the Time Being, Pope Francis Will Not Appoint the Vicar for Rome, the Diocese of Which He Is Bishop

The Holy Father said that, due to the delicacy of the office of the Cardinal Vicar, he will take time to make a sound discernment about the figure that will take up the post, so, for the time being, it will remain vacant. The Pope encouraged the Auxiliary Bishops, in this transitional phase, to continue with the pastoral ministry and the administrative activities already initiated.