Vatican Museums Donate Day for Earthquake Victims

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VATICAN CITY, APRIL 29, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican Museums are suspending their usual Sunday closure for one day, in which they will open their doors and donate the day's proceeds to help earthquake victims.



A Vatican press release announced today that the museums will be open on May 10 to exhibit solidarity with victims of the April 6 earthquake in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

The communiqué stated, "Accepting the proposal of the Custodians of the Museums, the Governorate of Vatican City State will donate the entire day's taking to people affected by the tremor."

The museum staff will dedicate this day of work to support the initiative.