. American tourist demands to see pope, smashes two sculptures at Vatican « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY – 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. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni told Adnkronos the tourist, a 65-year-old American born in Egypt, threw two sculptures on two shelves in the gallery to the ground. The tourist, whose name was not released, he said, was later handed over to the Italian authorities to face charges including aggravated damage.


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