Monthly Archives: December 2012

Visiting Rome: Saint Paul’s Outside the Walls

This post is for my Dad.

He read about the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls and asked me to take a look for him (and take as many pictures as I could without getting into trouble).

Saint Paul’s is one of the four major Papal basilicas in Rome along with the basilicas of St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and St. Peter’s. It is the second largest, next to St. Peter’s.

In 2006 Vatican archaeologists uncovered a sarcophagus below the main altar of St. Paul’s, believed to be the tomb of Paul.   Continue reading