Secret Spaces: A Peek Into the Apostolic Palace

I have Rome Fever. It usually takes a bit longer to set in—I was, after all, stumbling on the cobblestones just three months ago.  But the news that St. Peter’s Square is about to undergo a major renovation has me thinking:  I’ve gotta see that!!The restoration project, which was just announced in L’Osservatore Romano, is expected to take 30 months.  The Bernini columns are being restored “in all of their original color and brilliance”—SAY WHAT?!  Didn’t you always assume that those giant whi … [Read more...]