The Vatican moved the location for Saturday’s noon-time (1100 GMT) prayer to the library in the Apostolic Palace, according to a statement from the Holy See.
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Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a ride on his popemobile to eight children of migrants who recently arrived in Italy from war-torn Libya.
Four sculptors known as the “Sultans of Sand,” and coming from the US, the Netherlands, Russia and the Czech Republic, made the crib using sand from the Northern Italian beach resort of Jesolo.
“What does it profit us to gain the whole world if we are living in a stifling atmosphere of intrigues that dry up our hearts?’’ the pope said. “We might think of all those palace intrigues that take place, even in curial offices.’’
Francis told tens of thousands of people at his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square “lift up your hearts, not your cell phones to take pictures”, referring to a communion prayer in the Roman Catholic Mass.
The decision reflects the pro-environment teachings of Pope Francis’ Laudato Sii encyclical on climate change, the official Vatican broadcaster said.
Francis, addressing tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square for his weekly audience, strayed from his text after mentioning he was worried about how families might be affected by a labour dispute at TV network, Sky Italia
Speaking to some 50,000 people in St. Peter’s Square for his traditional noon address, Francis departed from his prepared text to condemn the Istanbul nightclub attack that killed at least 39 people