Pope's alms-giver arranges private tour of Sistine Chapel for Rome's homeless

March 24, 2015 6:29 PM

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VATICAN CITY – First they got sleeping bags from Pope Francis. Then a shower and shave. Now Rome's homeless are getting a private, guided tour of the Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano says the Vatican will open its museum doors to 150 homeless people Thursday. They'll enter Vatican City via a side entrance, walk past the Vatican hotel where Francis lives and behind St. Peter's Basilica to an internal entrance of the Vatican Museums.

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