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    A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY!

    On July 1, 1997, six and a half million FREE people of Hong Kong were sold into slavery. The butchers of Tiananmen have turned China into a vast concentration camp, where public celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass is a criminal offence, punishable by many years of prison. Thousands of Chinese are sentenced to death and executed every year, after the forcible removal of their vital organs, which are sold for hard currency in the lucrative human organs market.
    There are over 250,000 Catholics in Hong Kong; the Catholic religious orders run the school system there. Pray for the martyred Christians of China, for the Christians of Hong Kong and for their deliverance from Communist slavery! --- Michael Olteanu, M.S.

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    Città del Vaticano
    Beginning in 1506, Bramante was entrusted with the construction of the new San Pietro basilica, the renovation of the facade of the Apostolic Palace, completed by Raphael in 1519, and the construction of the massive wall and the three raised terraces between the Palace and Belvedere.

    In 1546 Michelangelo Buonarroti started planning the complex of the three apses and the dome. At the time of his death in 1564 the left apse and the drum, which would be vaulted under Sixtus V in 1585, were completed. To Sixtus V we owe the positioning of the obelisk in front of the basilica in line with the high altar (1586). In 1612 the facade of the church was erected and Pope Paul V Borghese could finally declare the conclusion of the whole project.

    Bernini completed the sumptuous decoration of the basilica (the Baldacchino of the High Altar and Saint Peter's Chair) and the brilliant, grandiose arrangement of Piazza di San Pietro (1656-66).


    The San Pietro Basilica : I - Pietà - 10 Images

    The San Pietro Basilica : II - Baldacchino - 21 Images

    The San Pietro Basilica : III - The Chair of Saint Peter- 21 Images

    The San Pietro Basilica : IV - Pallia - 16 Images

    The San Pietro Basilica : V - Interior - 18 Images

    The San Pietro Basilica : VI - Interior - 12 Images

    The San Pietro Basilica : Exterior - 21 Images

    Piazza di San Pietro - 20 Images

    Castel Sant'Angelo - 15 Images

    The Pontifical Palaces : I - 24 Images

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    The Pontifical Palaces : IV - 20 Images

    The Vatican Gardens - 14 Images


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