The bidding war that wasn't for Vatican.xxx and other news from the holy city
In Vatican City:
- The Vatican is opening its top-secret vault for the first time, revealing more than 400 secret correspondences with the likes of Galileo and Martin Luther.
- Despite a harmful build-up of dust and other particles, the Vatican will not limit visitors to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Instead, they're installing a state-of-the-art air conditioning system.
- The city thought it lost its bid to buy Vatican.xxx. Turns out that's one of the sites that can never be purchased. Purveyors of the XXX sites worried that it would lend itself too easily to hijacking.
- Designers are working on the first green Pope-mobile.
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