October 17, 2013

Sistine Chapel pollution may lead to fewer visitors

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Michelangelo's Last Judgement inside the Sistine Chapel. RNS photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain (http://bit.ly/156Y0IK)

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ROME (RNS) If a new air filter system can't control the levels of dust, humidity and carbon dioxide inside the Sistine Chapel, then Vatican officials would have to make the "painful decision" to limit visitors.