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Sunday, October 23, 2016
New door in Vatican walls
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 A new door will be opened on the north side of the Vatican walls that connect with Rome on Saturday. The door will serve the exclusive function of an exit for pedestrians and cars from the Saint Rose parking lot, and will alleviate automobile traffic inside the Vatican, which up until now, has only been accessible through the Saint Anne door. In the same location, in the year 1929 under the pontificate of Pope Pius XI, the door was opened for the construction of the 'Vatican industrial zone.' This was also the year of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy. The door however was later closed. After more than 75 years, the door, now covered in bronze and completed by sculptor Gino Giannetti will once again be opened, this time permanently, and will be bear the Vatican City's coat of arms with the insignia of the current Pope and the inscription "Benedictus XVI Pont.Max. Anno Domini MMV Pont.I." Source: VIS
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