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Monday, April 11, 2005

Pope's Grave Will Open to Public Wednesday

This from the Vatican press office:

"I can add that the Vatican Grottoes will be open to the faithful starting on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 a.m."


Blogger Bill said...


I didn't think that the grottoes were generally open to the public in the past. I thought you had to get a permisso and deal with bureacracy to visit. Am I thinking of the Scavi instead? Will I be able to visit the grottoes in July, do you think?



9:12 AM  
Blogger Kathy McCabe said...

Good question, as I have never been down to the grottoes myself, but I know they are now open to the public, if they weren't before. You may be thinking of the Scavi in terms of getting permission.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Kathy! I tracked this down in a guidebook, and it does seem to be separate.

11:07 AM  

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