Vatican cancels Pope Francis’ presence at Stations of the Cross “to protect his health”

The head of the Catholic Church, the Pope of Rome, will not preside over the rite of the Via Crucis from his box in the Colosseum: the Vatican press office announced this today at the last minute, which took place just a few hours ago. Yes, he had Francisco’s presence confirmed at this event.

“To preserve your health for tomorrow’s Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass, “Pope Francis will follow the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum this afternoon from Casa Santa Marta,” Vatican Press Office Director Matteo Bruni reported.

This rite represents the passage of Jesus Christ with the cross during his martyrdom In it, several people will walk from station to station on a cross. Among the active participants are several nuns and a hermit, a family, a group of emigrants and several people with disabilities.

Francis took part in the Easter Vigil

The Pope, aged 87, Yes, he had taken part in the Easter Vigil celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica, although he did not throw himself on the ground as tradition dictates. Instead, the pope chose to encourage a moment of removal of the miter and skullcap in front of Bernini’s canopy. which is covered by scaffolding due to the restoration work that the monument is undergoing.

In the afternoon, Pope Francis’ presence at the Way of the Cross was confirmed, which the Pope wanted to observe from a box in the Colosseum: However It appears that the Pope will spend the night of this Good Friday resting at Casa Santa Marta.

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