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Pope Francis baptizes a child in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 12, 2020.

Pandemic forces Pope Francis to cancel annual baptism ceremony in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis will not baptize babies in the Sistine Chapel this Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

Pope Francis baptizes a child in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: It is beautiful when babies cry at Mass

Pope Francis baptized 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, telling parents not to worry if their children cry at... Read more

Pope Francis baptizes 26 infants in the Sistine Chapel Jan. 10, 2016.

Pope baptizes 34 babies, says faith can't grow without love at home

Keeping with papal tradition, Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord by celebrating Mass in the... Read more

The Edge, lead guitarist of U2.

U2's lead guitarist rocks Sistine Chapel in concert for a cure

Lead guitarist The Edge from Irish rock band sensation U2 played “the most beautiful parish hall in the world” this... Read more

The Sistine Chapel Choir sings in Westminster Cathedral, May 6, 2012.

Sistine Chapel Choir releases sacred music album recorded in its chapel

As the first album ever to be recorded inside the Sistine Chapel is released, Archbishop Georg Ganswein said the sacred... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014.

'This is your house' – Pope Francis meets homeless in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis stopped by to visit with 150 of Rome’s homeless in the Sistine Chapel after they were invited for... Read more

Ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Oct. 29, 2014.

Vatican invites 150 homeless for dinner, private tour of Sistine Chapel

In addition to food, umbrellas, sleeping bags, showers and haircuts, the Vatican is now offering Rome’s homeless the gift of... Read more

   A view of Michelangelo's fresco of The Last Judgement inside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Oct. 29, 2014.

A (literal) breath of fresh air for the Sistine Chapel's frescos

The first major makeover the Sistine Chapel has had since 1994 brings with it a completely new LED lighting system... Read more

Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel being used as sacred place – not 'venue for private parties'

Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci has rejected rumors that they are now renting the Sistine Chapel, adding that... Read more