By Fr. Jeffrey Kirby,Justin Gaeta
The Vatican, comprising the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter’s Basilica, and numerous different structures, serves because the headquarters of the Catholic Church. It has performed so for almost millennium -- ever because the first Pope, St. Peter, made it his home.
Thousands of Catholics flock to the Vatican and its iconic basilica every year. whether you haven’t visited you’ve most likely watched with bated breath for smoke to upward thrust from at the back of the cupola in the course of the election of a brand new pope, or have laid eyes at the new pontiff whilst he emerged from the balcony for the 1st time.
But what do you actually learn about this nice basilica and town that homes it?
Here, Father Jeffrey Kirby takes you on a whirlwind travel of this little nation (yes, Vatican urban is its personal nation, truth # 2) and uncovers the secrets and techniques and astounding evidence concerning the urban, and its well-known church.
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