Sistine Chapel re-opened to public
Catholic World News - March 18, 2013
The Sistine Chapel, which was closed on March 5 in preparation for the papal conclave there, was re-opened to the public on March 18.
The Sistine Chapel, where the cardinal-electors gathered to vote, had been temporarily equipped with a wooden floor, tables and chairs, and electronic jamming equipment to block any attempted communications. Vatican workers had also removed electronic climate-control sensors. The climate-control sensors were restored after the conclave, and the temporary equipment removed.
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