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In response to the long wait times to enter St. Peter's Basilica, those who wish to enter for Mass, confession, or adoration can now do so via a special "prayer entrance" immediately to the right of the barricades to enter through the metal detectors on the right side of the piazza.

St. Peter’s Basilica introduces new ‘prayer entrance’ amid influx of tourism

Apr 14, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In light of the influx of tourists, the Vatican has introduced a separate “prayer entrance” for those who want to... Read more

The sculptures of the Chiaramonte Gallery in the Vatican Museums on June 8, 2020, in Vatican City.

Tourist who ‘wanted to see the pope’ smashes busts at the Vatican Museums

Oct 5, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

A man visiting the Vatican museums in Rome on Wednesday flung two ancient Roman busts to the ground, causing moderate... Read more

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson.

Vatican cardinal promotes rural tourism as sector projected to lose billions

Aug 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the global economy braces to lose billions in international tourism in 2020 due to coronavirus travel restrictions, a Cardinal... Read more