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Saint Peter's Basilica

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  • Saint Peter's Basilica — Present church of St. Peter s in Rome, begun by Pope Julius II in 1506 and completed in 1615. It is the church of the popes and one of the world s largest churches. It was built to replace Old St. Peter s, erected by Constantine over Peter s… …   Universalium

  • Old Saint Peter's Basilica — ▪ historical church, Rome, Italy       first basilica of St. Peter s in Rome, a five aisled basilican plan church with apsed transept at the west end that was begun between 326 and 333 at the order of the Roman emperor Constantine and finished… …   Universalium

  • Saint Peter — For other uses, see St. Peter (disambiguation). Saint Peter the Apostle Painting of Saint Peter by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the saint as Pope (1611 1612). Prince of the Apostles, First Pope, Martyr, Preacher …   Wikipedia

  • Basilica of Saint Peter —     Basilica of St. Peter     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Basilica of St. Peter     TOPOGRAPHY     The present Church of St. Peter stands upon the site where at the beginning of the first century the gardens of Agrippina lay. Her son, Caius… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Saint Peter's Square — Saint Peter s Square, or Saint Peter s Piazza (Italian: Piazza San Pietro ), is located directly in front of St. Peter s Basilica in Vatican City, the papal enclave within Rome (the Piazza borders to the East the rione of Borgo).History of St.… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Peter, Basilica of — • The present Church of St. Peter stands upon the site where at the beginning of the first century the gardens of Agrippina lay Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Saint Peter's tomb — St. Peter s baldachin, by Bernini, in the modern St. Peter s Basilica. St. Peter s tomb lies directly below this structure. Saint Peter s tomb is a site under St. Peter s Basilica that includes several graves and a structure said by Vatican… …   Wikipedia

  • SAINT PETER'S CHURCH, ROME —    Because Saint Peter s, located in the Vatican in Rome, is the mother church of Roman Catholicism, it has historically been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. Even during the Renaissance, a new structure was needed to… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • St. Peter's Basilica — Papal Basilica of Saint Peter Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano (Italian) Basilica Sancti Petri (Latin) …   Wikipedia

  • Old St. Peter's Basilica — Nineteenth century drawing of Old Saint Peter s Basilica as it is thought to have looked around 1450. The Vatican Obelisk is on the left, still standing on the spot where it was erected on the orders of the Emperor Caligula in 37 A.D. Old Saint… …   Wikipedia

  • Chair of Saint Peter — The Chair of Saint Peter (bottom, center), by Bernini in St. Peter s Basilica, Rome …   Wikipedia


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