Despite volume, no plan to limit Sistine tourists

VATICAN CITY - Five centuries after Michelangelo's ceiling was inaugurated in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict has celebrated the anniversary by saying vespers beneath the frescoes, as his predecessor Pope Julius II did 500 years ago.
The pope said it felt like the "symphony of figures" came to life during the liturgy.
At least 10,000 people visit the Sistine Chapel each day, raising concerns about temperature, dust and humidity affecting the famed art. But a Vatican Museums official says there are no plans to try to limit tourists' access.

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