A day at the home of the Pope - The Vatican October 19th 2009 Monday 19th October
A day at the home of the Pope - The Vatican
After yesterday’s close encounter with the Cardinal at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore we were ready to see what might happen when we spend a day at the Vatican looking over the RC church’s riches.
The day has started out beautifully fine and sunny but rather cool and so we shall go prepared for the temperature to reach pe ... read more
Europe » Vatican City » Vatican City Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the pope's holdings were further c... ... read more