U.S. Tourist Demands To See Pope, Smashes Two Sculptures At Vatican

At a glance

  • n American tourist has been taken into custody after officials say he damaged two ancient Roman sculptures at the Vatican Wednesday afternoon, multiple outlets are reporting.
  • The incident took place in the Museo Chiaramonti, part of the Vatican Museums, Adnkronos, an Italian news agency in Rome, reported.
  • The space joins the Palace of the Belvedere to the Vatican Palaces and holds more than 1,000 ancient sculptures and boasts “one of the finest collections of Roman portraits” in the world.

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