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Rome relaxes Jubilee Year ban on concession carts

February 02, 2016

The city of Rome has relaxed a ban on carts and trucks selling food and souvenirs around St. Peter's Square.

The ban, introduced for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, had been imposed to ease traffic congestion around the Vatican, in anticipation of a dramatic increase in the number of pilgrims coming to Rome. Civil officials have now decided to allow concession sales on weekdays, except for Wednesdays (when the Pope holds his regular weekly public audience) and on the days of major Jubilee events.

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