Vatican, visit before the Conclave

Images from a visit to the Vatican, a day before the beginning of the conclave to elect a new Pope.

Many preparations are on their way to accommodate thousands of people that are expected to visit Saint Peter’s Square the next few days.

It is possible to see the chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel for the smoke that will announce that the conclave elected a new Pope. Look for it at the top right of the photo of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter.