With sciatica, Pope won’t celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year Masses – Prime Time Zone

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On the other hand, as predicted, the pontiff will offer the Angelus prayer on the 1st

EFE / EPA / RICCARDO ANTIMIANIGiovanni Battista Re will preside over this Thursday’s mass; Friday will be in charge of Cardinal Pietro Parolin

O Pope Francisco will not celebrate the New Year’s Mass, which will take place this Thursday, 31, at Vatican. Nor the New Year’s, on Friday the 31st, due to sciatica. This is what the Holy See informed. “Due to a painful sciatica, the celebrations for this evening and the morning of January 1 at the altar of the Chair in the Vatican Basilica will not be chaired by Pope Francis,” said the Vatican spokesman. , Matteo Bruni, in a statement. Giovanni Battista Re, dean of the College of Cardinals, will preside over this Thursday’s mass. Friday’s will be in charge of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State. On the other hand, as predicted, Pope Francis will also pray, on Friday, the Angelus prayer in the Library of the Apostolic Palace.

* With information from EFE