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St. Peter's Basilica: Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City
The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, or simply Saint Peter's Basilica, is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.

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Italy starts to return to normal [Video]

Italy starts to return to normal

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica on Monday, as elsewhere Romans enjoyed drinking a morning cappuccino and eating fresh croissants in public as the country continued..

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Vatican workers scrub-down St. Peter's Basilica [Video]

Vatican workers scrub-down St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican workers sanitized every inch of the interior of the stunning St. Peter's Basilica on Friday (May 15), as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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Vatican disinfects St Peter's Basilica ahead of resumption of worship [Video]

Vatican disinfects St Peter's Basilica ahead of resumption of worship

The Vatican has started to disinfect St Peter's Basilica as it prepares to welcome worshippers back for masses from May 18. It is not yet known when Pope Francis will next preside over mass in person,..

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Pope holds Easter Sunday mass scaled back by coronavirus [Video]

Pope holds Easter Sunday mass scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis led his Easter Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday in an event scaled down by new coronavirus outbreak.

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On Easter Eve, Pope Francis Urges Faithful To 'Not Yield To Fear' [Video]

On Easter Eve, Pope Francis Urges Faithful To 'Not Yield To Fear'

Amid the raging global coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday. According to Reuters, the Holy Father urged people to “not yield to..

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Doctors and nurses in Good Friday procession at Vatican [Video]

Doctors and nurses in Good Friday procession at Vatican

The Pope has presided over a late-night Good Friday procession from the steps outside St Peter’s Basilica. A pair of white-coated doctors who care for coronavirus patients participated in a torch-lit..

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Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus [Video]

Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis prostrated himself on the floor of an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Friday (April 10) to pray at a scaled-down "Passion of the Lord" service commemorating Jesus' last hours of life and his..

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Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown [Video]

Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, urging people not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others. Lauren Anthony..

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Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday Services In Empty St. Peter's Basilica [Video]

Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday Services In Empty St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Sunday. The Holy Father urged people living through the coronavirus pandemic to be less concerned with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

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Vatican, Italy resume public church services as lockdown eases

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Monday and Catholic churches across Italy held public Masses for the first time in two months, in the latest easing..
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Vatican, Italy start return to religious normal as public Masses resume

Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica on Monday and Catholic churches held public Masses for the first time in two months in the latest easing of Italy's coronavirus..
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Almighty cleanup: St. Peter's in Rome gets coronavirus scrub-down

Next time you fret about sanitising your desk or kitchen counter because of the coronavirus, spare a thought for the workers whose task on Friday was to wipe down St. Peter's Basilica.
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Vatican to introduce temperature checks at St. Peter's Basilica

People attending Masses in St. Peter's and other papal basilicas in Rome will have their temperature checked as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Vatican said on Thursday.
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Pope marks 'Easter of solitude' in virus lockdown

pope marks 'easter of solitude' in virus lockdown
Pope Francis gives Easter blessing following Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2020 behind closed doors at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread..
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'Be messengers of life in a time of death,' pope says on Easter eve

'be messengers of life in a time of death,' pope says on easter eve
Vatican City - Pope Francis urged people to "not yield to fear" and focused on a "message of hope" as he led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday amid the coronavirus..
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Coronavirus: Pope Francis urges people not to 'yield to fear'

He delivers an Easter service in an almost empty St Peter's Basilica because of the coronavirus lockdown.
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Tonight on SBS World News: An eerie quiet fills St Peter's Basilica in Rome as Pope Francis conducts Good Friday services amid a coronavirus lockdown; world health authorities warn against lifting..
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Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

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On Holy Thursday, pope hails front-line 'saints' helping virus victims

Pope Francis presided at a scaled-down Holy Thursday Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, praising ordinary doctors, nurses and priests who risk their lives helping coronavirus victims as "the saints..
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Palm Sunday: UK churches mark start of Holy Week with virtual services amid coronavirus lockdowns

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica without public due to pandemic
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Coronavirus live updates: US braces for surge in deaths; quiet Palm Sunday for pope; queen to speak

In Italy, Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica and, in England, Queen Elizabeth II was to address her nation – from isolation.
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Pope opens Holy Week amid pandemic; says now is the time to serve

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, urging people living through the coronavirus pandemic not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the..
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Stunning photos show Pope Francis praying to an empty St. Peter's Square amid the coronavirus

Images from an empty Friday mass at St. Peter's Basilica paint a stark portrait of how the coronavirus has affected the Vatican.
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Pope Francis' Christmas Message: 'God Loves Us All, Even the Worst of Us'

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Pope Francis has delivered his annual Christmas Day blessing at St. Peter's Square following his annual Christmas Mass sermon delivered on Tuesday at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the papal..
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'They are persons': Pope Francis prays for migrants in special Mass

The closed-door Mass, held at St. Peter's Basilica, celebrated Pope Francis' sixth anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
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