visual portrait of one of the world's greatest religious and artistic centres. The Vatican is the world's smallest sovereign state, with a population of around 800 people, but at the same time it is the nerve centre of the Catholic
Church. Home to the Pope - the Church's spiritual leader - the Vatican's influence around the world remains out of all proportion to the tiny area it occupies. Take a visual journey through the most colourful and spectacular
festivals and events in the Vatican's year: from Advent to Christmas. Trace the eventful story of the papacy from the martyrdom of St Peter, through the glorious artistic achievements of the Renaissance, to the spiritual messages and moral concerns
of the modern popes. Enjoy photographic tours of the Vatican's striking architecture, from the awe-inspiring St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, to its gardens, art galleries, historic churches, and grand papal residences. ...