Benedict XVI has put the previous altar back in its place, although still a short distance from the tabernacle, restoring the celebration of all "facing the Lord." He has had the ambo removed, and the communion rail put back in its place. The red carpet has disappeared from both the floor and the walls, which have been restored to their original appearance.
Pauline Chapel Reopened for Worship, Renovated
By Sandro Magister
Image Source (1 & 2): Getty Images
Image Source (3 & 4): Reuters