American tourist denied visit with pope, smashed Roman busts in Vatican museums: report

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The incident took place in the Museo Chiaramonti, part of the Vatican Museums. The tourist was reportedly around 65 years old, walking through a corridor that houses around 100 precious busts and statues. The Vatican said damage to the busts was not significant, but one of them may have suffered the loss of a piece of its nose.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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