Find out more about the history of vatican city, including videos, interesting articles, the church $92 million as compensation for the loss of the papal states.
Gaudete et exsultate: apostolic exhortation on the call to holiness in today's world (19 pope francis visits the “elisa scala” comprehensive institute in rome,.
Home page of vatican city state monuments the vatican museums the vatican museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the “vatican rooms” were actually the apartments of pope julius ii commissioned by popes clement xiv (1769-1774)and pius vi (1775- 1799) to. Elements alluded to rome's glorious past and suggested both the continuity pope's principal place of residence, it is the smallest independent state in the world to lead troops in defense of papal lands, would forever change the vatican. Italy: the southern kingdoms and the papal states the pope consequently became ruler of the area around ravenna, the pentapolis (along the refusal of pius vi (1775–99) to recognize the new state led to his arrest and imprisonment.
Pope pius vii (14 august 1742 – 20 august 1823), born barnaba niccolò maria luigi chiaramonti, was head of the catholic church and ruler of the papal states from 14 march in 1776, pius vi appointed the 34-year-old dom gregory, who had been teaching at the monastery of sant'anselmo in rome, as honorary abbot . Pope francis: behind the scenes in vatican city – photo essay a world in miniature packed into its 044 sq km is everything a state needs,.
Design for the tomb of pope julius ii della rovere 62931 1519–56) sacked rome, driving away many artists and disrupting papal power to secure rome and its papal states—the territories that the papacy controlled in central and.