Today Pope Francis concluded his five-day retreat in Ariccia, Italy by celebrating Mass there and then returned to the Vatican by bus (summary video).
Of messages, it was reported that Pope Francis sent letter to Cardinal Francesco Monterisi, Special Envoy of Pope Francis at the concluding celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Pope Innocent XII, on Sunday March 13 in Spinazzola (full text in Latin).
Today Pope Francis also made several appointments.
In Pope Francis related news:
Though Pope Francis was still in Ariccia, this morning in the Redemptoris Mater Chapel, preacher to the Papal household Raniero Cantalamessa, gave is fourth Lenten sermon (full text).
There is report today that an electronic device app called “Click to Pray” has been released to promoted prayer for Pope Francis’ monthly prayer intentions (more details, summary video).
And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!