Latest Vatican Museums News

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Sep. 24, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two of the world’s most important art museums, the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi Galleries, joined forces for the first time on Friday to inaugurate a small exhibit of rarely seen works by two Renaissance masters that confirmed a painting long suspected of being by...

Italy: COVID 'Green Pass' needed for museums, indoor dining

Aug. 06, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pompeii's archaeological park is offering free swab tests, the Vatican Museums posted refund instructions and tourists whipped out smart phones to show QR codes along with admission tickets Friday as a new COVID-19 certification rule took effect in Italy as part of the...

Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy

Jul. 26, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No. 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal. A self-styled intelligence analyst who bought Prada and Louis Vuitton items with the...