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Bernini's famous baldacchino in St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican arrests ex-employee for attempted extortion using allegedly stolen Bernini manuscript

Jun 6, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The art historian and former Vatican employee was reportedly questioned and arrested by Vatican gendarmes on May 27. Read more

Workers at the baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica.

PHOTOS: Restoration of Bernini’s baldacchino begins in St. Peter’s Basilica

Feb 27, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Workers will scale the scaffolding surrounding the 92-feet-high canopy each day to meticulously clean the dust and grime that has... Read more