Today is the Feast of St. Josaphat. His body lies in St. Peter’s Basilica in the right transept. To find out more about him, you can see Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical Ecclesiam Dei.
The door which Pope Benedict XVI added to Vatican City in 2005
The Galleon Fountain, which is a scale model of a 17th century ship. It was made for Pope Paul V.
A view of the other side of the Apostolic Palace
Another view of the Galleon Fountain
The Apostolic Palace seen through Bernini’s colonnade
Working on the roof of the Apostolic Palace
Swiss Guards on duty
Protectors of the Holy Father
The majestic colonnade of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
St. Peter’s and Bernini’s fountain seen through the colonnade
Piazza San Pietro, with the obelisk and Bernini’s fountain. A relic of the True Cross is in the cross at the top of the obelisk. You can also see the Apostolic Palace.
The Vatican Bank
Daily life in Vatican City
The Vatican newspaper
The guard house just beyond the Porta Sant’Anna with the Vatican Bank in the background
The Swiss Guard on duty at the Porta Sant’Anna, one of the entrances to Vatican City. They live in the building on the right.
Looking towards the Porta Sant’Anna, one of the entrances to Vatican City and where the Swiss Guards are on duty. The round stone building on the right is the Vatican Bank. Just beyond the gate, you can look down the Borgo Pio.
A glorious inscription of Pope Pius XI
The upper left part of the building houses the Vatican Museums.
Vatican Post Office