By John Smith •
Published: 12 Mar 2020 • 15:49
FOR the past 35 years, Dutch suppliers have sent huge numbers of flowers to the Vatican City to decorate the steps of St Peter’s Basilica for the Pope’s Easter message, which attracts tens of thousands of worshippers.
This year however as the basilica is already closed to the general public because of Coronavirus it seems most likely that St Peter’s Square will also be closed at Easter, so it has been decided that no flowers will be sent this year.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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