Pope Francis will soon have to leave the Vatican after his confirmation vote.

The pontiff, who will be confirmed by the Holy See’s senate, will have to move to a different location to avoid being identified as the new head of the Roman Catholic Church, according to the Vatican’s internal rules.

He will also have to comply with a new “disclosure of trust” agreement, the Vatican said in a statement on Monday, adding that the pope will not be allowed to travel outside of the Vatican.

It will take place at the beginning of next month.

Francis is known for his outspoken stances on a wide range of social and political issues.

In February, he called for “a political dialogue between the left and the right”.

The Catholic Church has faced scrutiny for the way it handles sex abuse cases and the role it has played in the deaths of at least 70 priests.

The Vatican has repeatedly insisted the Catholic Church is committed to “morality, not politics”.