Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Francis taking July off!

According to an article in the International Business Times (Pope Francis Cancels July Appointments, Raises Question If Vatican Is Hiding Declining Health by Esther Tanquintic-Misa), Francis has cancelled his popular Wednesday general audiences in July as well as suspended his daily Novus Ordo Missae in Domus Sanctæ Marthæ until after August.  Edward Pentin writing for News Max (Pope Curtails Schedule, Health Concerns Raised) speculates that Francis' health is on the decline.  We here at Call Me Jorge... are glad to hear of Francis slowing down his schedule and taking some time off.  We hope he makes good use of  this time to reflect on his life.  We pray Francis will find the Faith during this hiatus!

Vatican City, 14 June 2014 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office published further information on the Pope's engagements during the months of July and August 2014.
During the month of July, all Wednesday general audiences will be suspended. They will resume on the first Wednesday of August in the Vatican, taking place on 6, 20 and 27 August. 
On Wednesday, 13 August, there will be no general audience as the Pope will travel to Korea (from 13 to 18 August). 
The Angelus prayer will continue to take place in the Vatican every Sunday in July, except during the days of the Holy Father's absence during his trip to Korea (Sundays 15 and 17 August). 
The morning mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae will be suspended during the summer, from early July until the end of August, and will resume at the beginning of September.


  1. I don't know, I would carefully scan the World Cup crowds in Brasil, especially at Argentina's matches, for a familiar looking face.

    1. Ha, ha, ha! You are probably correct c matt!

    2. So true! He certainly wants to get the smell of the sheep all over himself, right?