Rome hotels already booked for beatification of John Paul II
CWN - February 10, 2011
Rome’s hotels are already almost completely booked for the weekend of May 1, as pilgrims make plans to attend the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Vatican officials now expect up to 2.5 million people to attend the ceremony.
Prices for hotel rooms on that May weekend—already a peak tourist season—have soared since the Vatican announced plans for the beatification. Although a detailed schedule of events surrounding the beatification has not yet been published, the Rome diocese has indicated that the ceremony in St. Peter’s Square will be open to the public and tickets will not be required.
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