Looking down inside dome of St. Peter\'s Basilica The crucifix in the Salvatorian motherhouse The open dome of the Pantheon shines a ray of light The statue of Neptune (or Oceanus), Trevi Fountain, Rome

the famous statue of Moses, by Michelangelo The balcony from which the pope greets The fountains in St. Peter\'s Square at night St Peters Sun light

The beautiful dome of St. Peter\'s the beautiful symmetry of St. Peter\'s Square Jesus handing St. Peter the \ Statue of St. Paul

Statue of St. Peter The Trevi Fountain Statue of St. Luke the Evangelist The Papal Gardens

The roof top view of the statues on the facade The precarious stairs leading to the dome of St. Peter\'s The magnificent dome of St. Peter\'s by Michelangelo Close-up of Jesus and Mary

A statue of Jesus after being taken down from the cross Sunlight beams into St. Peter\'s Basilica in Rome A statue of Jesus (center) overlooks St. Peter\'s Square in Rome The reliquary

The Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly known as St. Peter’s Basilica, is located within the Vatican City in Rome. It occupies a “unique position” as one of the holiest sites and as “the greatest of all churches of Christianity. It is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to tradition, was the first Bishop of Antioch, and later first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. While St. Peter’s is the most famous of Rome’s many churches, it is not the first in rank, an honor held by the Pope’s cathedral church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

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