"Attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica" Italy Things to Do Tip by steph4867

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  A spiritual highlight for me
by steph4867

With the exception of some sites in Jerusalem, St. Peter's in the Vatican is Christendom's most visible and important building. The huge size of the church is daunting. For many visitors, attending Mass here is a spiritual highlight of their lives. In addition, many Catholic visitors to Rome eagerly await papal audiences every Wednesday morning, when the pope addresses the general public. If the day is fair, these audiences are sometimes held in St. Peter's Square. Your fellow faithful are likely to come from every corner of the world.

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  • Written Mar 20, 2003
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