The Vatican is the palace and official residence of the Pope and the administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church. It is also the resting place of the apostle Peter at St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican City was established as an independent State in 1928. Population is 832. The Vatican is the world’s smallest country and is only 109 acres.
The Vatican is a Holy place which was built honoring Jesus and his walk on earth. For example, the Sistine Chapel was built using ordinary bricks to the precise dimensions of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem and the Vatican Gardens were planted with soil brought from Calvary by St. Helena to symbolically unite the blood of Christ with the blood of the early Christians who were martyred there in the days of Nero. The Sistine Chapel contains Michelangelo’s notorious Creation painting on the ceiling. The scenes are taken from the Old Testament beginning with the Creation of the World and ending at the story of Noah and the Flood. Michelangelo began painting in 1508 and finished in 1512.
The opulent and lavish Vatican City is filled with spirituality, faith and love.