BlogSaint Peter’s Basilica and surroundings
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, first of five children, was born in Buenos Aires on December 17th 1936.
The origins of the corps date back to medieval times, but the founder of the modern institution was Pius VII in 1816.
In ancient Rome ‘la cattedra’ – the chair or throne – was the seat of notables: magistrates, officials or teachers.
The Sacristy pf Saint Peter’s stands at the entrance to the Necropolis of Saint Peter, a few meters from the south side of the basilica
Via della Conciliazione connects Castel Sant’Angelo to Piazza San Pietro, where a strip of travertine defines the confine between two states.
St Peter’s Treasury contains church ornaments, statues, papal mitres and various objects, usually gifts of kings or princes.