Vatican police arrest man under Bernini's baldacchino.
A man was arrested by Vatican gendarmes for throwing a candelabra off the main altar in St Peter's Basilica on the morning of 4 September.
The man climbed onto the altar under Bernini's bronze baldacchino before throwing a candelabra onto the floor, reports Italian news agency ANSA.
The man is currently being questioned by police who say they stopped the same individual from entering the basilica in recent days after he displayed signs of being "unbalanced", according to ANSA.
Address St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City
View on Map
Man throws candelabra off main altar in St Peter's
St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City
Wanted in Rome
EVENTS THIS WEEKview calendar
Rome areasall Rome areas
Seeking native English speaking EFL teachers for State school and in-house courses. Experience with Cambridge and/or Trinity examinations necessary. CELTA or TESOL essential. Pleas...
Learn what happens during labour and delivery, what to know for successful breastfeeding and how to take care of your newborn. This series of six meetings will include information...
Hello everyone, I am a qualified Chinese teacher with the experiences of 4 years. My Chinese lesson that includes not only the grammar but also the conversation and the vocabulary...