Monday, April 18, 2005


The Chair of St Peter is currently vacant ("Sede Vacante") until after a new Pontiff is elected. For the meantime, the camerlengo has the authority to issue stamps and monetary instruments using his own seal.

Samples of Vatican stamps issued during the death of Paul VI (1963)

The symbolic Chair of Peter by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

As seen from behind the twisted columns of the baldachin

Date today: April 6, 2005 AD

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