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Sistine Chapel
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Angels & Demons
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  • Cardinal Mortati gazed up at the lavish ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and tried to find a moment of quiet reflection.
  • The cardinals are convened in the Sistine Chapel.
  • And they are inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • The Apostolic Palace is a conglomeration of buildings located near the Sistine Chapel in the northeast corner of Vatican City.
  • If I am not mistaken, the cardinals are now safely within the Sistine Chapel, and your security concerns are at a minimum until the conclave breaks.
  • "Camerlegno," the caller gloated, "ask your commander if all your cardinals are present in the Sistine Chapel."
  • The evacuation of the College of Cardinals from the Sistine Chapel is the worst possible thing you could do right now.
  • Stand on the altar of the Sistine Chapel and lie to the College of Cardinals?
  • Mr. Langdon, I am due in the Sistine Chapel in four minutes.
  • Even from up here he could hear the rumble of activity in the Sistine Chapel below-the uneasy chatter of 165 cardinals.
  • He could see the great bronze door of the Sistine Chapel now, dutifully protected by four Swiss Guards.
  • Not to mention, the greatest treasures were architectural-the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s famed spiral staircase leading to the Museo Vaticano-priceless testaments to man’s creative genius.
  • Not only was the Sistine Chapel starting to feel like a sauna, but conclave was scheduled to begin in twenty minutes, and there was still no word on the four missing cardinals.
  • Langdon nodded, vaguely recalling that before conclave the cardinals spent two hours inside the Sistine Chapel in quiet reflection and visitations with their fellow cardinals from around the globe.
  • It was once in a lifetime, usually never, that a cardinal had the chance to be elected Supreme Pontiff, and by Vatican Law the cardinal had to be inside the Sistine Chapel when the vote took place.
  • Even though the camerlegno was the church’s ranking official, the camerlegno was only a priest and had little familiarity with the complex election process, so one cardinal was selected to oversee the ceremony from within the Sistine Chapel.
  • Despite the soft glow of candlelight in the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati was on edge.
  • The doors to the Sistine Chapel had been sealed, as was the custom, with two heavy chains on the outside.
  • Far away, in Vatican City, Cardinal Mortati carried another tray of ballots to the Sistine Chapel chimney.
  • Have both he and his camerawoman meet me outside the Sistine Chapel.
  • Inside the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati had begun praying for a miracle.
  • Sitting in the Sistine Chapel among his stunned colleagues, Cardinal Mortati tried to comprehend the words he was hearing.
  • To the utter astonishment of the cardinals, the camerlegno had entered the Sistine Chapel with two BBC reporters-a man and a woman-and announced that they would be transmitting his solemn statement, live to the world.
  • Inside the Vatican, Gunther Glick was walking on air as he followed the camerlegno from the Sistine Chapel.
  • Inside the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati was getting restless.
  • The cardinals were still locked in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Still in the Sistine Chapel!
  • The College of Cardinals bristled with ebullience and electricity as they streamed back into the Sistine Chapel.
  • We await his arrival in the Sistine Chapel.
  • At the back of the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Mortati stood in a daze as he watched the pandemonium before him.
  • In the hallway outside the Sistine Chapel, Vittoria Vetra sat benumbed on a bench at the foot of the Royal Staircase.
  • Camerlegno Carlo Ventresca stood in the aisle of the Sistine Chapel.
  • The voice that broke the silence was the voice of the only woman in the Sistine Chapel.
  • His shouts echoed off the back wall of the Sistine Chapel and then a profound silence fell.
  • Inside the Sistine Chapel, the camerlegno stood unwavering as he spoke.
  • Camerlegno Ventresca’s white robe billowed as he moved down the hallway away from the Sistine Chapel.
  • Oh, what terror he had felt in the Sistine Chapel, wondering if God had forsaken him!
  • Three minutes had passed in the chaotic hallways outside the Sistine Chapel, and still nobody could locate the camerlegno.
  • Mortati was alone as he crossed the Borgia Courtyard toward the Sistine Chapel.
  • The midmorning sky still hung heavy with clouds as the Sistine Chapel’s chimney gave up its first faint puffs of white smoke.
  • Glick glanced over his shoulder at the roof of the Sistine Chapel behind him.
  • He gave the camera a solemn stare as the white smoke rose behind him from the Sistine Chapel.
  • And the truth shall set you free . And so it was that Camerlegno Carlo Ventresca held his head high as he walked toward the front of the Sistine Chapel.
  • As the guards unbolted the door of the Sistine Chapel, Camerlegno Carlo Ventresca felt the power moving in his veins . exactly as it had when he was a boy.
  • As the Swiss Guard helped him down the Royal Staircase toward the Sistine Chapel, the camerlegno heard singing in St. Peter’s Square and he knew that mountains had been moved.
  • "In addition," Olivetti said, "the Sistine Chapel is a fortress.
  • "Signore," Olivetti whispered in the camerlegno’s ear, "it is true that four of our cardinals have not yet reported to the Sistine Chapel, but there is no need for alarm.
  • Any word from Olivetti?" the camerlegno asked, looking drained as Rocher escorted him back from the Sistine Chapel to the Pope’s office.
  • It is God’s will!" someone was yelling, his voice echoing in the Sistine Chapel.

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  • It took a moment before I realized that it was a leafy replica of Michelangelo’s fresco of Adam from the Sistine Chapel.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • He never saw the original, in the Sistine Chapel.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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