Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI medallion, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome
Pope Benedict XVI medallion
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
Rome, May 2011

“After the fire of 1823, Gregory XVI requested that the chronological series of papal medallions, characteristic of the Basilica, be reproduced in mosaic. The old medallions that survived the fire are currently preserved in the monastery.”
(From the 5th to the 8th Century, The Basilica, Vatican Official Web Site)

3 comments:

cieldequimper said...

All that gold...

Dina said...

Couldn't they have made it a bit more flattering for him?

tapirgal said...

This is one of the many places I missed.