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Agenda: The Pope's vacation commences

2016-07-04

During this time of year at the Vatican things begin to slow down. The Pope usually cancels his official meetings and public events. This week, in fact, will be only fixed the Sunday Angelus prayer.

Like other years, Pope Francis plans to stay in the Vatican throughout the months of July and August.

In the last two summers, he spent the bulk of his time writing his first two documents; Evangelii Gaudium and Laudato si'. It is possible Pope Francis will be making the most of his free-time. Chances are, he is already preparing for World Youth Day.

Without a doubt, there will also be many people who pass by his residence at Casa Santa Marta. Although, he will not be as publicly present, he will still keeping himself very busy with private meetings.

On the other hand, the Vatileaks process enters its final phase. This week the Vatican prosecutors will announce their proposal and the trial will be seen for sentencing.


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