VATICAN CITY — Breaking with the practice of his predecessors, Pope Francis will not take a long summer vacation and will stay in Rome, just making short trips to Castel Gandolfo.
In two announcements issued by the Vatican on June 6, the pontifical household shed light on the Pope’s summer plans.
Though he will make at least a one-day visit to Castel Gandolfo, the pontifical residence 15 miles outside of Rome, Pope Francis will continue living at St. Martha’s House during the summer.
He will lead the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo on July 14, prior to spending the last week of the month in Brazil for World Youth Day.
While Pope Francis’ decision is in keeping with his practice in...READ MORE