You can now read 10 articles each month for free on

The Boston Globe


Vatican can’t accept credit cards

VATICAN CITY — It’s ‘‘cash only’’ now for tourists at the Vatican wanting to pay for museum tickets, souvenirs, and other services after Italy’s central bank decided to block electronic payments, including credit cards, at the city-state.

Deutsche Bank Italia, which had provided the Vatican with electronic payment services, said Thursday that the Bank of Italy pulled its authorization after Dec. 31.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week