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The Fisherman's Pulpit

Pulpits have taken different shapes across the centuries. This one in Austria takes the form of Peter's boat in the Gospel of Luke for a very interesting reason.

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The Chair of St. Peter

On February 22, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostles. Why have a feast for a chair? This Artspeaks answers why.

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The Ceiling of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney

The ceiling of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney exposes its wooden beams for a reason. This ArtSpeaks explains why.

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St. John Lateran Basilica

The basilica is the official seat of the Pope, and therefore mother church of all churches. It is quite interesting how its interior architecture shows, in a very visual way how the Church is founded on Peter and the Apostles.

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St. Peter's Basilica

Catholics have a custom of building an altar on top of relics. It is a way of venerating the remains of someone who is believed to be with God. The main altar of Saint Peter's Basilica was built on top of St. Peter's tomb...

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St. Peter's Square

One of the four marks of the Church established by Christ is her universality. The Church is also thought of as a mother. Bernini uses architecture to express both of these ideas when he designed the Tuscan Colonnades that embrace St. Peter's Square...

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