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    History part 4

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    In Roman times, the Vatican was the site of the great circus of Nero, where under Nero, St.Peter was crucified (circa 64-67 AD). His body was buried nearby more than 250 years later, Constantine built magnificent basilica on the spot, which was destined to become one of the marvelous of the world.

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    History part 3

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    An uninterrupted succession of 265 men have sat on St.Peter's throne, many of whom were martyrs and saints.
    The Vatican has been an independent state called the Vatican City since February 11 1929, when the Lateran treaty definitively resolved "The Roman issue"
    Between the church and the Italian state.

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    History part 2

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    Since then, there has not been a pope who has failed to contribute to the grandeur and dignity of the Vatican, to make his holly hill an increasingly worthy seat for the supreme head of the Catholic Church.

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    History

    by dr.firas Updated Jun 7, 2004

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    The Vatican has been the residence of the popes only since 1377, six centuries interrupted by long stays at the Quirinal Palace.
    Before the pontifical court was transferred to Avignon 1309-1377, the headquarters of the pope had been at the Lateran.

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    Bridge of Angels

    by cckbp7 Written Aug 31, 2006

    This is the traditional path of Christian pilgrimages to the Vatican. The statues that line the bridge represent the stations of the cross.

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