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Vatican City is the home of the Pope, as everyone knows. It was atop Vatican Hill that St. Peter was crucified upside down according to tradition. The tomb of St. Peter is located directly beneath the altar. But, of course, there is 2,000 years of history and innumerable masterpieces in St. Peter’s Church, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, etc., including works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and a host of other great painters and sculptors. More importantly, this is a place where thousands of Catholics gather to pray and celebrate Mass.

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