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St. Peter's Basilica

Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City

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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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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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'Be messengers of life in a time of death,' pope says on Easter eve

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 pandemic and called..
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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 to pray at a "Passion of the Lord" service commemorating Jesus' last hours of life and his crucifixion, an event..
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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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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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'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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