Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
ROME

St. Peter's Square statues spruced up ahead of conclave

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Rome, March 6 - The Vatican is accelerating
renovation work in St. Peter's Square ahead of the upcoming
conclave to elect the next pope.
Around 30 statues of saints at the top of the colonnade
that envelops the square have been covered in nets by workers
for restoration operations.
The statues are on the right side of the square, which is
where the eyes of the world will be directed during the conclave
to see what colour the smoke coming out of chimney of the
Sistine Chapel is - black if cardinals have not reached a
decision, white if a new pope has been elected.
The papal apartment, from where the next pope will give his
Angelus address every Sunday, is also on the right side of the
square.

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