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Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican reopens

May 18, 2020 - 4:29 PM

'I share the joy of those communities who can finally reunite as liturgical assemblies, a sign of hope for all society,' Pope Francis says on Sunday during his live-streamed prayer

REOPENING. Nuns go through body temperature scanning and security to access St. Peter's Square Basilica on May 18, 2020 in The Vatican during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

St Peter's Basilica reopens to tourists on May 18

May 15, 2020 - 11:29 PM

The largest Catholic church in the world has been disinfected ahead of the opening, with a team of suited and masked cleaners spraying every surface of the 23,000-square meter site

ST PETER'S BASILICA. A photo taken and handout on April 9, 2020 by the Vatican Media shows a general view of St. Peter's Basilica during the Pope's 'In Coena Domini' Mass of the Lord's Supper of Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples and inaugurating the Easter triduum, on April 9, 2020 behind closed doors in the Vatican, during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. AFP PHOTO/VATICAN MEDIA