04.12.2013 - News

Now you can see the catacombs of the Vatican without leaving home

Google has presented a virtual guide to the Catacombs of Priscilla.

Catacombs of Priscilla are Christian underground burial II-V centuries. Here are buried many clergymen, among them seven Popes. It is believed that here is the first fresco of the Virgin and the Infant Jesus in her arms, dated in II  AD.

In addition, the Vatican unveiled the newly refurbished murals that show women priests in the early Christian church. With the help of these frescoes Association of Catholic women priests wants to challenge the position of the Vatican, which has restricted the priesthood to women claiming that Jesus chose only men as his apostles.

Entrance to the catacombs is located on the Via Salaria 430. Above the catacombs is the Basilica of San Silvestro. The Vatican tour the complex burial costs about 90 UAN, the Internet it will be free.

Author: Olga Broskova
Source: theguardian.com