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December 22, 1999 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took 20 years, but restorers this month finally finished cleaning and polishing every inch of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel--right on schedule for the Holy Year that will draw millions of Roman Catholic pilgrims here starting Christmas Eve. A few blocks away, however, the race against time is not over.
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December 22, 1999 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took 20 years, but restorers this month finally finished cleaning and polishing every inch of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel--right on schedule for the Holy Year that will draw millions of Roman Catholic pilgrims here starting Christmas Eve. A few blocks away, however, the race against time is not over.
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September 3, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the name of God, American missionary priests and reclusive Italian nuns have fought one another for six years to win control of one of Rome's oldest churches. Anonymous phone calls and baroque bureaucratic manipulation became the battleground of a war that escalated at its most fevered into an ecclesiastical street brawl. Now, the bitter and embarrassing struggle between religious orders seems almost over. The Americans think they have won.
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September 3, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the name of God, American missionary priests and reclusive Italian nuns have fought one another for six years to win control of one of Rome's oldest churches. Anonymous phone calls and baroque bureaucratic manipulation became the battleground of a war that escalated at its most fevered into an ecclesiastical street brawl. Now, the bitter and embarrassing struggle between religious orders seems almost over. The Americans think they have won.
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