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Vatican restorers set to work on St Peter’s centrepiece

Vatican City Reuters The giant bronze-and-wood canopy in the middle of St Peter’s Basilica is being gradually engulfed by scaffolding as Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s masterpiece gets its first major restoration since the mid-1700s.  The almost 30-metre-high canopy covers the high altar of the basilica, and was built on the spot where St Peter, the first […]