New Cardinals Quarantine in Pope’s Hotel Ahead of Ceremony
"Here, it doesn’t matter if you’re a cardinal or a pope. The virus doesn’t respect anyone."
- Published 27 November 2020
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ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It’s now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red hats: A handful are in protective coronavirus quarantine, confined to their rooms on Vatican orders and getting meals delivered to their doors. The 10-day quarantines, with COVID-19 tests administered at the start and finish, are just one example of how Saturday’s ceremony to elevate…