Sleeping in St. Peter’s for the election of the new Pope

Rome in the coming days will be literally overrun by the faithful throughout the world but also attracted by the merely curious historical event which Pope Benedict XVI saw.

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

St. Peter is preparing to welcome a crowd that consists of television crews and people from around the world for a few days. There are barricades pf reporters in order to not lose anything that happens near the most famous basilica of Rome and Christianity. The mayor Gianni Alemanno said that he was ready to sign an order to entrust to a central office block in the overall management of the events leading up to the conclave, in mid-March by the alert ATAC, AMA Civil Protection reception of foreign tourists in TV and print.

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

Meanwhile, those who are looking for a front row seat to be in the audience of what will happen to St. Peter, do not miss the opportunity to stay in the Eternal City in one of the hotels that is vacant.

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

Curiosity: the abdication of a pope in history has only happened 7 times, the last was Gregory XII in 1415, but the most famous is certainly Celestine V in 1294, a few months after his election he abdicated and this Dante Hell then placed in the group of sloth.

St. Peter's Pope election

St. Peter’s Pope election

St. Peter photos: REBlue, Heaven’s Gate, JCBehnken, imre.farago, Arthur.Urbano, rgb48.

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