Pope Francis Holds First Public Audience Since Lockdown

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis held his first viewers with members of the community considering that February, a modest first move toward restoring his community profile, which has suffered in the course of months of constraints to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday’s papal viewers, with about 500 men and women, took location in a courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, rather than in the a lot greater St. Peter’s Sq., the usual location before the pandemic. It drew a mix of devotees and travellers. The community wore experience masks, but the pope and his entourage did not. …