Need a chapel? Pope Francis to rent Sistine Chapel for charity
FREE Catholic Classes
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
10/17/2014 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
Pope Francis is renting out the Sistine Chapel for charity. The decision marks the first time that the chapel has ever been rented out for charity. It will be used for a private concert hosted by Porsche.
Pope Francis is renting out the Sistine Chapel for charity.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Vatican has announced the first-ever renting of the Sistine Chapel. The historic chapel, which was built between 1473-1484 and is adorned with frescoes by Michelangelo, will be used to host 40 tourists who have paid a substantial price to enjoy the concert there.
The event is being described as a "one-off" occasion and the money will be used for charity, with Pope Francis to decide which charity is to receive the funds.
The Sistine Chapel is priceless and received millions of visitors each year, although there are concerns that the number of people visiting the chapel are slowly eroding the centuries-old frescoes with their breath and sweat.
The Vatican has suggested that it will begin using a reservation system to manage the number of visitors into the chapel.
The Sistine Chapel was adorned with frescoes by Michelangelo and is considered one of the most priceless sights in the world.
Meanwhile, the exclusive concert will proceed, organized by the Porsche Travel Club which is charging somewhere between 5,000 to 200,000 euros per person. The club has not disclosed the price of the concert.
After the concert, attendees will enjoy a dinner amid the art at the Vatican.
The Sistine Chapel has been used before for concerts including concerts in honor of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis has expressed an interest in using the art and treasures of the Church to sustain the poor.
Copyright 2019 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
by Catholic Online
- Spanish bishops on migrants: 'We don't love God if we don't love our ...
- Daily Readings for Saturday, September 21, 2019
- St. Matthew: Saint of the Day for Saturday, September 21, 2019
- Padre Pio overcame suffering with hope, says Italian journalist
- UK rabbi: secular humanists are 'ever-more combative' against ...
- Daily Reading for Monday, September 23rd, 2019 HD Video
- Prayer Requests Live for Friday, September 20th, 2019 HD Video
- Daily Reading for Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Wednesday, September 19th, 2019 HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, September 21st, 2019 HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org
Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel
Learn the Catholic way
Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all
K-12 & Adult Education Classes
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education
Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.