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St. Peter’s basilica closed

March 10, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: St. Peter’s basilica has been closed to the public, as Italian authorities tighten quarantine measures to curb the coronavirus epidemic. St. Peter’s Square, which is under the jurisdiction of Italian police, was closed at noon on March 10; Vatican officials followed suit by announcing that the basilica—now nearly inaccessible—would also be closed to visitors.

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