Vatican moves Angelus back to Piazza S. Pietro after seven weeks.
Pope Francis will give his weekly Angelus address in St Peter's Square this Sunday, speaking to a live audience for the first time since 20 December, as Italy eases Rome's covid-19 restrictions.
The move will see the pontiff pray, address and bless the faithful from the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking Piazza S. Pietro on Sunday 7 February, reports Vatican News.
Over the last two months the pope's Angelus address has been via a live-stream broadcast from inside the library, with public participation in all Christmas papal events severely restricted due to the pandemic.
However, with the recent reclassification of the Lazio region as a lower-risk 'yellow zone,' it means that the public can once again return to St Peter's Square and receive the pope's blessing in person.
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Covid-19 in Italy: Pope Francis returns to St Peter's Square for Angelus
Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City