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Exhibits and eternity: Priests talk faith in Vatican Museums

Published time: July 28, 2012 11:56
Edited time: July 28, 2012 15:56
AFP photo / Giuseppe Cacace

AFP photo / Giuseppe Cacace

The twenty thousand visitors from across the globe who come to the Vatican Museums each day will have another reason to check out the legendary treasury in Rome. Starting from August, guests will be able to turn to priests for spiritual advice.

­The priests will be sitting at two tables welcoming visitors to approach them if they wish to do so to discuss matters of eternity and receive moral support in a variety of languages.

The secretary-general of the Vatican city-state, Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, recently announced the new policy in L'Osservatore Romano.

He said that once the priests are at hand, the Vatican Museums will fulfill their mission in full, emphasizing that the museums welcome all comers, regardless of their confession and origins.