He Pope Francisco has suffered a sciatica attack again, after which it prevented him from celebrating New Year's mass, and will not be able to officiate the mass tomorrow, Sunday, and has had to postpone the meeting with the diplomatic corps on Monday.
The spokesman for the Holy See, Matteo Bruni, reported today of this relapse of the pontiff although it is planned that tomorrow at noon he will preside over the Angelus from the library of the Apostolic Palace.
However, Francis will not officiate the Mass of the Word of God tomorrow or Vespers for the conclusion of the week of prayer for Christian unity in the Roman basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.
In the first he will be replaced by the Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella and in the second the Swiss cardinal Kurt koch.
The meeting with the diplomatic corps before the Holy See on Monday has been postponed to an undecided date.
This is the second time in less than a month that the 84-year-old pontiff he is forced to modify his schedule due to sciatica, after which it prevented him from celebrating the last mass of 2020 and the New Year.