Pope Francis Holds First Public Audience Since Lockdown

Elvera Bartels

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis held his 1st audience with users of the general public considering that February, a smaller 1st step towards restoring his general public profile, which has experienced in the course of months of limits to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday’s papal audience, with close to five hundred people, took position in a courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, somewhat than in the considerably bigger St. Peter’s Sq., the typical location right before the pandemic. It drew a mix of devotees and vacationers. The general public wore encounter masks, but the pope and his entourage did not. …

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