Rome, Italy, Oct 14, 2003 / 22:00 pm
As part of the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Pontificate and the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Vatican Museum will be open for extended hours and will donate ticket sales to the works of the Missionaries of Charity.
On Saturday, October 18, the Museums will open at the usual hour and remain so from 1pm until 10pm, with tickets costing just over $8.00. The ticket sales collected that day will be given to Holy Father to distribute to the various charitable activities of Mother Teresa’s order.
A press release from the Museums indicates that on October 18 visitors will be treated to “a most inspiring and unforgettable visit thanks to the extraordinary lighting of the patios that will be provided by traditional Roman torches.”