Vatican Bans Tattoos and Body Piercings for St Peter’s Basilica Workers

Source: US News & World Report

“The Vatican has banned workers at St Peter’s Basilica from having visible tattoos or body piercings to maintain ‘decorum.’ The new regulation, published at the weekend, applies to the roughly 170 lay employees of the Fabbrica di San Pietro, the department in charge of the basilica. Father Enzo Fortunato, head of communications for the basilica, told Reuters on Monday that it codifies norms that ‘have been in place in the past in a different form.’ However, he denied Italian press reports indicating that lay people in unmarried relationships would also be banned from working at the Fabbrica di San Pietro, dismissing the reports as ‘gossip.'” (07/01/24)