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High visitor numbers at Holy See Expo pavilion

High visitor numbers at Holy See Expo pavilion

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See’s pavilion at Expo Milan has said that on Ferragosto, the Feast of the Assumption on Saturday, turnout at its exhibition was very high and saw many families coming along.

It also confirmed that in the first half of August more than 100 thousand people visited the event.

Since the beginning of Expo in May the Holy See’s pavilion has seen in excess of 600 thousand visitors.

In particular much interest has been shown in the tapestry by Rubens which features “the institution of the Eucharist”. It replaced “The Last Supper” by Tintoretto. Visitors, according to guides and volunteers at the exhibit, have expressed much curiosity in the interactive aspects of the pavilion, such as the a special effect movie inspired by the theme of creation.

The pavilion also said it has sold more than 2000 copies of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical Laudato Si.


(from Vatican Radio)

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