The Vatican’s ‘Room of Tears’ is ready for next Pope
March 11,2013 (Romereports.com) This is the so called Room of Tears. It’s just a few feet away from the Sistine Chapel, but most importantly, it’s where a newly elected Pope wears his Papal white vestment for the first time. Since no one knows exactly who will be elected, the Vatican is prepared.
Three papal vestments of different sizes are already in the Room of Tears. Also there are three different pairs of red shoes and papal hats, so the next Pope can choose.
It’s called the Room of Tears because the newly elected Pope, overwhelmed by the joy and burden of his new office, is known to shed tears here, just moments after being elected Pope and before introducing himself to the world before St. Peter’s balcony.