Sistine chapel closed until further notice

FYi that earlier today (1pm Rome time) the Sistine chapel was closed for preparations of the papal conclave. Best

Posted by LaVee
Edenton, NC, usa
74 posts

Roberto! You are an endless source of entertainment! ;-)

Posted by Eric
Beaverton, Oregon, USA
84 posts

. . . .and here I was thinking it might be Stephen Colbert.

Posted by Gord
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
6 posts

Indeed, there is a strong rumor out of the Vatican that the new Pope will be an interim one. An Italian by the name of Sicola. Think about it.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3355 posts

Scola? The Archbishop of Milan? I doubt it. With all the financial scandals hitting his Catholic powerful friends in Milan, including the Governor of Lombardy? Not too sure about that. But possible. If they want a transition Pope they would go with Angelo Sodano. He's already 85. Actually he might be a likely choice unless they find the courage to go with a non-European.

Posted by Gord
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
6 posts

Roberto, Roberto, Roberto. Sicola, not Scola. As in Pope Sicola. :-)

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3410 posts

Aha! Now I get it. Pope Sicola hits the spot ....

Posted by David
Sacramento, CA, USA
205 posts

Movie time tonight: Shoes of the Fisherman....

Posted by Jeremy
Irvine, CA, United States
107 posts

Do you guys think it will reopen before Palm Sunday if the new Pope is voted in this week? We'll be in Rome that weekend and I was hoping to get into the Sistine. Would be a big disappointment if it doesn't work out.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2531 posts

Iy took a few days to install some special equipment tor the conclave, so the Sistine Chapel will probably be closed for a few days after the conclave ends to remove all the stuff, unless some damage occurs during that process which would delay the reopening.

Posted by Sherry
San Jose, CA
1139 posts

Jeremy, that's a Sunday, and unless things have changed, the museums are not open most Sundays (one a month, as I recall, but I haven't checked). I'd suggest you go the the museum part of the website, vatican.va, and check the open days/hours.

Posted by Edwin
Arlington, VA, USA
248 posts

Vatican Museum is typically open on the last Sunday of the month along with being free admission. Easter this year falls on the last Sunday of March so it could be interesting.

Posted by Jeremy
Irvine, CA, United States
107 posts

We're actually planning to go to the Vatican on friday before palm Sunday. I scheduled a scavi tour in the early afternoon with the intention of visiting the sistine beforehand.

Posted by Jeremy
Irvine, CA, United States
107 posts

We're actually planning to go to the Vatican on friday before palm Sunday. I scheduled a scavi tour in the early afternoon with the intention of visiting the sistine beforehand.