A visually stunning and uniquely informative insider's view to the great treasures and daily life in the Holy City، The Vatican is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the world's smallest nation and the spiritual center of the Catholic Church.
Written by an accomplished church historian and produced with the full cooperation of the Vatican، this beautifully illustrated guide delves into the 2،000-year-long history of the Vatican. It discusses papal influence، daily life and governance of the world's largest religious body، and the art collections and other priceless treasures rarely seen by the public.
Updated to include Pope Francis، the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.
About the Author
Father Michael Collins was ordained into the Catholic Church in 1985 and holds a doctorate in the early history of the Church from the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in Rome. He is the author of The Fisherman's Net، Pope Benedict XVI، and the co-author of DK's The Story of Christianity.