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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.

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