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Pope Francis will leave St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy

Pope Francis will return to celebrating the Feast of the Divine Mercy in the sanctuary of Santo Spirito in Sassia, a few yards from St. Peter's Basilica.

The ceremony will be similar to that in 2020 because very few people will be present. The pandemic continues to affect the pope's schedule and his speeches. Last year on this feast day, for example, he made this observation.

The risk is that we may then be struck by an even worse virus, that of selfish indifference. A virus spread by the thought that life is better if it is better for me, and that everything will be fine if it is fine for me. It begins there and ends up selecting one person over another, discarding the poor, and sacrificing those left behind on the altar of progress.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., local time.

John Paul II was the one who entrusted the task of promoting the devotion to the Divine Mercy to this church in Rome.

Javier Romero