St Peters Basilica

Nov 12th, 2007, 06:47 AM
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St Peters Basilica

I was wondering if anyone knows if St Peters Basilica is open on Januray 1st for visitors. I know the Vatican museums and mostly eveything else will be closed, but I can't get a clear answer on the Basilica. If anyone has any info. on this, I would be greatful. Thanks
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Nov 12th, 2007, 06:50 AM
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It will probably be opened..but I don't think it will be on their regular schedule. The pope appears at the window on January 1st with a New Years message and blessing broadcasted the Piazza is really crowded. Maybe they open after the blessing, I don't know.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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My guess is yes. And since itīs a holyday there should be services in there, and the Pope should issue the "urbi et orbi" blessing to the people gathered in St Peters Sq.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 07:14 AM
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The pope says mass in St. Peter's Basilica the morning of January 1 (at 10:00 a.m. in 2007). It's very unlikely that the church will be open for visitors before the mass.

It will probably be open after the noon blessing.
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Nov 12th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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