Also this year, the traditional sanctuary of Korea will not be held at Casa Divin Maestro in Arikia. The Pope is asking his employees from February 26 to March 3 to do spiritual exercises in person and take a break from work
Vatican News Translated by Katharina Agurelios
As in 2022, again this year during Lent, the Pope asked Cardinals living in Rome, Presiding Doctors and Principals of the Roman Curia to “take personal spiritual exercises, suspend work, and gather in prayer from the afternoon of Sunday, February 26.” to Friday afternoon, March 3rd” – the first week of preparation for the Easter holiday. This was announced by the Holy See Press Room, which also reported that all commitments of the Pope during this week, including the general public on Wednesday, March 1, have been cancelled.
Since the beginning of the papacy, Pope Francis has chosen Divine main house, run by the Daughters of Paul in Arikia, as a place to do spiritual exercises with Korea, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes in recent years. Last year, too, it was not possible to do both, due to the fact that the risk of injury and the state of emergency still existed. In the Angelus on March 6, the Pope asked the faithful to follow him and the Curia spiritually during these days, when they “pray – as he said – for all the needs of the Church and of the human family.”