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St. Peter’s Basilica (Italian: San Pietro in Vaticano) is a major basilica in Vatican City, an enclave of Rome. It stands on the traditional site where Peter – the apostle who is considered the first pope – was crucified and buried. St. Peter’s tomb is under the main altar. The dome of St. Peter’s was designed by Michelangelo, who became chief architect in 1546.

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A Pope Smiling

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Cardinals take an oath of secrecy inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican on March 12 before they start the conclave to elect the Roman Catholic pope. Vatican City Rome, Rome City, The Vatican, Sacred Architecture, Church Architecture, Papa Francisco, Bósnia E Herzegovina, Michelangelo, Caravaggio

The election of Pope Francis

Cardinals from around the world gathered in the Vatican to elect the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini The Ecstasy of Saint Therese , Cappella Cornaro, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of The Ecstasy of Saint Therese 2 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Sculpture Du Bernin, Bernini Sculpture, Baroque Sculpture, Roman Sculpture, Art Sculptures, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Ste Therese, Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Smarthistory: Art History on Khan Academy

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Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. Argentina is a strict Roman-Catolic country. He is admired because the fact that he has the highest role at the moment in the religion Papa Francisco I, Santa Maria Maggiore, Pope Benedict Xvi, Francis Of Assisi, Roman Catholic, Kirchen, Christianity, Beautiful People, Mario

Newly elected Pope Francis spends his first day as Pontiff

Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina after being elected by the conclave of cardinals. White smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel chimney and the bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang out on Wednesday, signaling that Roman Catholic cardinals had elected a pope to succeed Benedict XVI. For more News galleries click here

Pope John Paul II, the former Karol Wojtyla, is seen when he was in Wadowice, Poland. Catholic Saints, Roman Catholic, Catholic Priest, Catholic Prayers, Papa Juan Pablo Ii, Juan Xxiii, Catholic Online, Pope John Paul Ii, Paul 2

POPE JOHN PAUL II: 1920-2005 / Beloved, charismatic and controversial, John Paul II transformed the papacy

Pope John Paul II -- one of the most charismatic and influential religious leaders of the...

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Pope Francis I prays before the replica of the Grotto of Lourdes at the Vatican Gardens in the Vatican | View photo - Yahoo! News

Rome, Vatican City - Statue of St Peter. A holdover from the medieval St Peter’s, this bronze statue by the sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio has achieved holy status. The faithful can be seen lining up to rub or kiss Peter’s well-worn foot. Basilica San Pedro, San Peter, Vatican City Rome, St Peters Basilica, Italy Vacation, Vacation Destinations, Sistine Chapel, Roman Catholic, Rome Italy

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 Peter's Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini Rome Travel, Italy Travel, San Peter, Vatican Rome, Renaissance Architecture, Pedestrian Bridge, Papa Francisco, The Beautiful Country, Place Of Worship

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Octoer 2010

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His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI speaks openly with Hollywood Reporter on why he chose to leave the Holy See in Rome to become the first resigned pope to swim the lenghts of Lake Victoria. Catholic Priest, Catholic Saints, Roman Catholic, Pope John, Pope Francis, Pope Costume, Juan Pablo Ii, Pope Benedict Xvi, Kirchen

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The ring belonging to Pope Pius IX is made of gold, aquamarine and red garnet. It is part of an exhibit of Vatican art treasures on tour in 2004 in the United States. Ancient Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Bishop Ring, Jewelry Box, Jewelry Rings, Gold Rings, Gemstone Rings, Royal Jewels

Treasure is patrimony, not lucre

Recently, a friend said she was ashamed by the great value of many of the artefacts and treasures in the Vatican Museum and in churches around the world. She said if the Church is the Church of the poor, it should sell these items and help the poor.