101 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT ST. PETER'S AND THE VATICAN
— Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, S.T.L.
The Vatican, comprising the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter's Basilica, and various other buildings, has served as the headquarters of the Catholic Church for nearly two millennium — ever since the first Pope, St. Peter, made it his home. In this book, Fr. Kirby takes you on a whirlwind tour of this little country (Vatican City is its own country - fact #2) and uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the city, and its famous church.
Discover what language degree you need to work a Vatican ATM, what architectural feature of St. Peter’s is a map of the universe, and even what the pope’s license plate number is. Along the way, you’ll find the deep theological meaning woven into the design and architectural features of St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican.
Whether you’ve already been to Rome or are still planning your first trip, 101 Surprising Facts About the Vatican will transport you to Basilica and City at the heart of the Catholic Church and enable you to appreciate them like never before.
Paperback. 120 pages.