Pope Francis pictured in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photo: ReutersPope Francis pictured in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Pope Francis pictured in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Pope set to make first trip outside Rome since Italy’s lockdown began

  • Pope Francis’ last trip away from Rome was to the southern Italian city of Bari in late February, just as Covid-19 was erupting in the north of the country
  • He is to journey next month to Assisi, the birthplace in central Italy of his namesake saint, to sign an authoritative papal letter to faithful worldwide

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Pope Francis pictured in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photo: ReutersPope Francis pictured in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Pope Francis pictured in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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