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The Courtyard of Saint Damasus in the Vatican The Courtyard of Saint Damasus in the Vatican 

General Audiences with the presence of the faithful to resume on May 12

Beginning on Wednesday, 12 May, Pope Francis’ General Audiences will be open once again to in-person participation of the faithful.

By Vatican News

The Pope will once again be holding his weekly General Audience with the participation of the faithful.

On Wednesday, 12 May, the General Audience will be held in the Courtyard of St Damasus, with the faithful able to attend in person.

The Holy See Press Office made the announcement on Thursday evening, reporting what had been communicated by the Prefecture of the Papal Household.

Pope Francis, in keeping with anti-Covid health measures, has been holding the General Audience virtually from the Library of the Apostolic Palace. Public attendance at the General Audience had resumed beginning on 2 September 2020, but in light of continued health and safety concerns, the decision was made to go back to “virtual” audiences from 4 November.

The faithful who wish to participate will be able to enter through the Bronze Gate in St Peter’s Square. No entrance tickets are necessary, but the faithful will be required to observe health restrictions in force.

07 May 2021, 10:38