Saint John Lateran Archives - Official tourist service for Saint Peter's Basilica
THE APOSTOLIC PALACE IN THE VATICAN

THE APOSTOLIC PALACE IN THE VATICAN

For over a thousand years the popes lived in Rome’s Cathedral, San Giovanni in Laterano – Saint John Lateran, built by emperor Constantine in the fourth century. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire (476 AD), the barbarian invasions and political instability, a...