The church and palace at Rome, Italy, to the west of the River Tiber, sacred as the burial-place of the Princes of the Apostles and many Popes. The great basilica erected in 15061626 is more commonly known as Saint Peter’s Basilica. The adjoining palace is the chief residence of the Sovereign Pontiff, and the only one occupied by him since the robbery and profanation of the Quirinal in 1870.

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