The Vatican said Pope Francis would deliver the Angelus prayer on Sunday via live stream and not in person from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square out of concern for the new corona virus.
"The prayer is streamed live from the Vatican News and on screens in St. Peter's Square," the Vatican said in a statement.
The Vatican had promised to review the 83-year-old Pope's schedule "to avoid the spread of the new COVID-19 disease".
The Pope, born in Argentina, has been out of action for more than a week because of a cold.
During Sunday's prayer service, he suffered two coughing fits and announced that he would retire from an annual spiritual retreat south of Rome to stay home and get well.
The Vatican said the livestream would be recorded in the library of the Apostolic Palace overlooking the square.
The Pope currently spends most of his time in his Martha's guest house in a separate part of the Vatican.
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