101 Surprising Facts About St. Peter's and the Vatican

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  • 101 Surprising Facts About St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican
  • Uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the Vatican City and its famous church
  • A fun and interesting way to learn about the Vatican
  • Featuring detailed photographs that bring the Vatican to life

The Vatican, comprised of the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter's Basilica, and various other buildings, serves as the headquarters of the Catholic Church. Thousands of Catholics flock to the Vatican and its iconic basilica each year. 

But what do you really know about this great basilica and the city that houses it?

  • Do you know where Pope Francis actually lives?
  • Do you know which pope was the first non-Italian pope since 1523 AD?
  • Did you know there were 265 popes before Pope Francis? (St. Peter being the first)

With beautiful and vivid images of St. Peter's and the Vatican, this is a great way to learn about this wonderful place.

Keep it on your coffee-table,  flip through it in the car while you wait to pick up the for kids, or have it on your nightstand for easy reading before bed. It's very informative and a great addition to any Catholic home.

  • Author: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.L.
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 101
  • 8½ x 11 inches

101 Surprising Facts About St. Peter's and the Vatican