Pope’s visit officially postponed

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis arrives for the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli


The Archbishop’s Curia has announced that Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to Malta at the end of May has been postponed.

In a short comuniqué, the Curia said that “In view of the current situation around the world, and in agreement with the Authorities and the Catholic Church of our country, the Apostolic Journey by Pope Francis to Malta and Gozo has been postponed. The date of the journey will be determined at a later stage. The Bishops of Malta and Gozo would like to take this opportunity to invite Catholics to keep Pope Francis in prayer.”

Pope Francis was planned to visit Malta on the 31st May 2020

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