Last updated on March 8, 2020
The Vatican said Pope Francis will send Sunday’s Angelus Prayer by Livestream rather than in-person out of his window overlooking Saint Peter’s Square from concern within the new coronavirus.
“The prayer is going to be broadcast through Livestream from Vatican News and on displays in Saint Peter’s Square,” the Vatican said in a statement.
The Vatican had sworn to assess the 83-year-old pontiff’s program” to prevent the dissemination” of this new COVID-19 disease.
The Argentine-born pope was out of action for over a week using a cold.
He endured two coughing matches during last Sunday’s prayer ceremony and declared he was pulling from a yearly spiritual retreat south of Rome to remain in the home and get well.
The pope is now spending most of his time in his Saint Martha’s guest home in a distinct portion of the Vatican.