It’s no secret that Pope Francis enjoys his private time in his papal chambers.
But according to CBS News, the Vatican’s private tours and other programs are now open to the public, with private operators offering private tours.
But it’s unclear what those private tours are or whether they are part of a broader program of papal visits to the U.S. The program, which has a private operator in the U, was announced in December, but it’s not clear whether the company is still doing private tours in the United States.
While a public tour in the Vatican is no longer open, some private tours still offer private tours through the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. And it’s possible that the Vatican has a plan to open its private tours to the general public.
But at least some of the private tours that are available are not offered by the Vatican.
The private tours include the private trips of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, former Prime Minister David Cameron and former Prime Ministers of France and the Netherlands.
There is also a private tour of Pope Benedict XVI’s residence, which was previously open to reporters and the public.
The papal residences were closed for the 2016 winter, when the papal family traveled to the United Kingdom.
CBS News’ Ben Wiedey contributed to this report.