Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican Reopens For Public

World | Associated Press | May 19, 2020, 10:54 am
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 People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pray in John Paul II chapel in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening which coincided with John Paul II 100th anniversary of birth. (Image: AP)
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People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pray in John Paul II chapel in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening which coincided with John Paul II 100th anniversary of birth. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor has his temperature checked in St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)
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A visitor has his temperature checked in St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)

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 Nuns of St.Elisabeth wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 visit St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)
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Nuns of St.Elisabeth wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 visit St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor has her temperature checked in St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of the Basilica. (Image: AP)
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A visitor has her temperature checked in St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of the Basilica. (Image: AP)

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 Pope Francis gives his blessing from his studio's window, overlooking St. Peter square, at the Vatican. During his weekly Sunday blessing, Pope Francis welcomed the fact that from Monday Holy Mass can be celebrated in Italy with the congregation present -- but he urged the faithful to follow the rules. ‘’Please, let’s go ahead with the norms, the prescriptions, that they give us to safeguard the health of each of us, and of the people.’’ (Image: AP)
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Pope Francis gives his blessing from his studio's window, overlooking St. Peter square, at the Vatican. During his weekly Sunday blessing, Pope Francis welcomed the fact that from Monday Holy Mass can be celebrated in Italy with the congregation present -- but he urged the faithful to follow the rules. ‘’Please, let’s go ahead with the norms, the prescriptions, that they give us to safeguard the health of each of us, and of the people.’’ (Image: AP)

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 People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 look at Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)
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People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 look at Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)

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 Medical personnel wait for visitors to check their temperatures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a control point set under the colonnade designed by 16th century Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)
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Medical personnel wait for visitors to check their temperatures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a control point set under the colonnade designed by 16th century Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)

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 A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 enters in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)
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A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 enters in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)

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 Faithful look up at the window of Pope Francis' studio overlooking St. Peter square as he appears to give his blessing after the Angelus prayer, at the Vatican. (Image: AP)
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Faithful look up at the window of Pope Francis' studio overlooking St. Peter square as he appears to give his blessing after the Angelus prayer, at the Vatican. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaves St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)
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A woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaves St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)

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 A view of an empty St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)
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A view of an empty St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)

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 Nuns of St.Elisabeth wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 leave St. Peter's Square after visiting St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. Italy is slowly lifting sanitary restrictions after a two-month coronavirus lockdown. (Image: AP)
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Nuns of St.Elisabeth wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 leave St. Peter's Square after visiting St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. Italy is slowly lifting sanitary restrictions after a two-month coronavirus lockdown. (Image: AP)

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 A nun wearing a face mask looks up at the window of Pope Francis' studio overlooking St. Peter square as he appears to give his blessing after the Angelus prayer, at the Vatican. (Image: AP)
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A nun wearing a face mask looks up at the window of Pope Francis' studio overlooking St. Peter square as he appears to give his blessing after the Angelus prayer, at the Vatican. (Image: AP)

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 People line up in St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of the Basilica. (Image: AP)
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People line up in St. Peter's square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of the Basilica. (Image: AP)

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 Indications of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are placed under the colonnade designed by 16th century Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)
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Indications of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are placed under the colonnade designed by 16th century Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, walk in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)
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Visitors wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19, walk in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the day of its reopening. (Image: AP)

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 Swiss guards wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 patrol the Arco delle Campane, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)
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Swiss guards wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 patrol the Arco delle Campane, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in the day of the reopening of St. Peter's Basilica. (Image: AP)

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