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A Walk with the Lord: Preparing St. Peter’s Basilica

  

VATICAN WORKER DUSTS BALDACCHINO IN ST. PETER'S BASILICA

Other workers watch over Emanuele Roncaccia as he dusts hard-to-reach areas of the baldacchino over the main altar in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 18, 2012 at the Vatican. The baldacchino is cleaned by Vatican workmen twice a year, typically before Christmas and Easter, using a mix of ancient and modern techniques. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)