The Pope will have a relatively slow this week, as he looks ahead to a busy month and year.
In mid January, the Pope is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
On the morning of Tuesday January 6th, the Pope will celebrate a Mass to mark the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica. He will then pray the Angelus from his studio window in the Apostolic Palace.
On Wednesday, as usual, the Pope will lead the general audience in St. Peter's Square, where thousands of pilgrims flock to hear the Pope's catechesis.
Then on Thursday the 8th, he will celebrate his early morning Mass in the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta.
On Sunday the 11th, the Pope will follow a tradition by Baptizing a group of newborns in the Sistine Chapel, to celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
Afterwards, he will pray the Sunday Angelus, as he usually does overlooking St. Peter's Square.