Rome Newsroom, Mar 9, 2023 / 08:11 am
The Vatican held a hearing Thursday to try three climate activists for criminal damage to a famous statue in the Vatican Museums.
Guido Viero, 61, and Ester Goffi, 26, were ordered to appear before the Vatican City State’s tribunal on March 9.
Viero and Goffi superglued their hands to the marble base holding Laocoön and His Sons, an ancient marble sculpture on display in the Vatican Museums, on the morning of Aug. 18, 2022.
They are accused of damaging the base of the statue through the use of “particularly tough and corrosive synthetic adhesive.”