- Apr 1, 2020
Pope Francis and top officials of the Roman Curia will leave the Vatican March 1-6 for their annual Lenten retreat, the Vatican announced.
Pope Francis has a full schedule of Christmastime liturgies planned for December and January, including the customary baptism of newborn babies Jan. 13, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals during a late afternoon consistory June 28, not June 29 as he had announced originally.
The Vatican released Pope Francis’s liturgical schedule for March and April, including Holy Week and Easter.
The World Day of the Poor celebration was just one item on a list of papal liturgies for November through January. It is a day Pope Francis established after the Year of Mercy. The pope will also be celebrating Mass at 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas tree was erected in St. Peter’s Square on November 24, marking the beginning of the holiday season. The Vatican released Pope Francis’s liturgy schedule for Advent, Christmas and the month of January.