The St. Peter's Basilica
28 Oct 2014 | From Therese of Vatican City
Vatican City, a walled enclave within the city of Rome, is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world. It is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state ruled by the Bishop of Rome — the Pope.
The Vatican City, one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. At its centre is St Peter's Basilica - a Late Renaissance church remains one of the largest churches in the world. St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world" and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".