(Reuters) The museums, visited by about six million people a year who pay at least 16 euros, will close early so the homeless can get VIP treatment in the Sistine Chapel with its famous Michelangelo frescoes.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope departed from his prepared text which included the phrase “give them milk,” and inserted the Italian term “allattateli,” which means “breastfeed them.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Sistine Chapel can never be rented because it is not a commercial place,” said the managing director of the Vatican Museums, Monsignor Paolo Nicolini.
ROME (RNS) If a new air filter system can’t control the levels of dust, humidity and carbon dioxide inside the Sistine Chapel, then Vatican officials would have to make the “painful decision” to limit visitors.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on Wednesday after only two days of voting in the conclave tasked with choosing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Everyone gathered around the papal conclave had theories, many had favorites, and most declared it all so unpredictable that the winner – or even how long it would take to find him – was anybody’s guess.
The new pope’s first name is actually announced in Latin (this is the Vatican, after all), so if you want to be fully prepped, our friends at Catholic News Service have prepared a list of all the cardinals’ names in Latin.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The tradition of voting for the new pontiff in the Sistine Chapel dates back to the Renaissance, but the location of the voting didn’t become a fixed feature of the conclaves until the 19th century — and only with John Paul II’s rules did the Sistine Chapel become the official theater of papal elections.
During the days before a new pope is announced, journalists gather and the Catholic community prepares inside the Vatican.