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Italy drought: Vatican turns off fountains to save water

One of the fountains, designed by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, that adorn St.Peter's Square at the Vatican. - AP

One of the fountains, designed by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, that adorn St.Peter's Square at the Vatican. - AP

25/07/2017 07:37

(Vatican Radio) The drought that is affecting the city of Rome and the surrounding areas of the capital has led the Holy See to take measures to save water.

The Governorate of Vatican City State has decided to turn off all the fountains, both the external ones located in St. Peter's Square, and the interior fountains including those in the Vatican Gardens.

The move is in line with the teachings of Pope Francis in his Encyclical on creation Laudate Si.

25/07/2017 07:37