The Apostolic Palace (Palazzo Apostolico), the official residence of the Pope. Here, Benedict XVI is at the window marked by a maroon banner hanging from the windowsill at centre. ◆Vatican City - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_City #Vatican

The Apostolic Palace (Palazzo Apostolico), the official residence of the Pope. Here, Benedict XVI is at the window marked by a maroon banner hanging from the windowsill at centre. ◆Vatican City - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_City #Vatican

A fisheye lens was used for this photo) A detail of the ceiling is seen at the Apostolic Palace on November 24, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

A fisheye lens was used for this photo) A detail of the ceiling is seen at the Apostolic Palace on November 24, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini :  St. Peters Square (facing Saint Peters Basilica), and the obelisk from the Circus of Nero

Gian Lorenzo Bernini : St. Peters Square (facing Saint Peters Basilica), and the obelisk from the Circus of Nero

Pope Francis meets President of the Commonwealth of Dominica Charles Angelo Savarin, his wife Clara J. Savarin and their delegation at the Apostolic Palace on January 22, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Pope Francis meets President of the Commonwealth of Dominica Charles Angelo Savarin, his wife Clara J. Savarin and their delegation at the Apostolic Palace on January 22, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican.

The Sistine Chapel:The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the…

The Sistine Chapel:The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the…

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