Tag Archive: Saint Peter’s Basilica

Pope Formosus; Died 04 April 896

Formosus was born in 816 but little is known of his upbringing. He became the Cardinal Bishop of Porto, Italy in 864. Formosus was excommunicated in July 872 on the charges of deserting his diocese without papal permission, aspiring to the position of Archbishop of Bulgaria and despoiling the cloisters of Rome. His excommunication was…

History of Catholicism is shown in Vatican art

A framed illustrated description of the “Foundations of the Church” informs visitors that the “Vatican and Catholic Church grew out of the events described in the New Testament: the story of Jesus, the Holy Family and the Apostles.” This “revelation” as well as the notation that follows that “Jesus’ birth is fundamental to the history…