St. Peter's Basilica - Entrance Gate

Type
Attraction
Church
Historic
Museum
Highlights
  • Erected in honor of the Prince of Apostles
Features:
Bathroom
Description
The Latin inscription above the entrance states: "Paul V Borghese, Roman, Pontiff, in the year 1612, the seventh of his pontificate, erected in honour of the Prince of Apostles".

The entrance to Saint Peter's Basilica has spitirual significance as it is written:  

 “I am the gate. Whoever enters through me, will be safe. He will go in and out, and find pasture”. 

(John 10:9)

Above the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica is the central balcony where the election of the new pope is announced - the famous Latin saying: "Habemus Papum" which means "We have a Pope".  It is also where the Pope gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing, and for this reason the balcony is also called the "Loggia of the Blessings",
 
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