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18/11/1626 St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated

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VATICANO - St. Peter's Basilica

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Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican, the Centre of the Catholic World

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. St. Peter's is famous as a place of pilgrimage and for its liturgical functions. The Pope presides at a number of liturgies throughout the year, drawing audiences of 15,000 to over 80,000 people.