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Sunday at the Sistine Chapel



    Sunday at the Sistine Chapel
    Donna Farrell

    Sunday afternoon the Philadelphia delegation that's here to organize next year's World Meeting of Families, being held in Philly, got to tour the Sistine Chapel.

    It was a private tour that Gov. Tom Corbett described as "unbelievable." The group was able to visit areas that are normally not open to the public. 

    Bob Ciaruffoli, President of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, said the highlight of the tour was The Room of Tears, where the newly-elected pope is immediately taken and asked two questions: Do you accept the election? What name do you choose?

    Because no one knows for certain ahead of time how the election may turn out, there is a tailor standing by to fit the new pope into his cassock. There are three cassocks in the room, Small, Medium and Large. And also three pairs of shoes sized the same.

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    The tailor makes the alterations and as soon as he's finished, the new pope walks out and greets the crowd in St. Peter's Square.