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The Vatican : Secrets and Treasures of the Holy City - Michael Collins

The Vatican

Secrets and Treasures of the Holy City

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This is a unique visual guide to life inside the spiritual centre of the Catholic Church.

Vatican City is the world's smallest sovereign state, but at the same time it is the spiritual heart of one of the world's great religions with worldwide influence.

Through the inside knowledge of Father Michael Collins, gain a privileged insight into the unique 2,000 year history, traditional ceremonies, priceless treasures and spectacular architecture of the Vatican.

Find fascinating accounts of the day-to-day running of the state, illustrated by the stories of those who live or work in this extraordinary city within a city; from a priest and a chorister to a gardener.

Specially commissioned spectacular photographs covering every aspect of life at the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, will take you right inside this extraordinary world.

About the Author

Father Michael Colins was born in Dublin and was ordained in 1985. Following postgraduate studies at the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in Rome, he lectured on world religion at the American University in Rome. He presently holds a pastoral appointment in Dublin.

ISBN: 9781405330893
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st October 2008
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 23.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.642