Exhibit offers peak inside Vatican’s `splendors’

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PITTSBURGH (RNS) The entrance to the Vatican Splendors exhibit evokes a part of St. Peter’s Basilica that few tourists ever see: the archaeological excavation beneath the altar, where the modest grave of St. Peter lies amid elaborate first-century pagan mausoleums. The choice of beginning with the grave of Peter, the first pope, reflects organizers’ hopes […]

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