For almost a millennium and a half, St. Peter's has been a popular destination for Catholics from all over the world who go to admire and be inspired by the architecture and art. Toronto Catholics are no exception. Below are a few items from the Archives which document a few visits by Toronto Ordinaries to the famous basilica:
|A document certifying that the 'Illustrious and Reverend Joseph Lynch, Bishop of Toronto' visited Pope Pius IX at the 'Basilica of the Principle Apostle' on the 9th day of June, 1862.|
|Cardinal McGuigan posing in St. Peter's Square|
|An undated photograph of delegates to the Second Vatican Council from the back of St. Peter's facing the Holy Father. Cardinal McGuigan and Archbishop Pocock both served as Council Fathers.|
|A cardboard model of St. Peter's Dome created and donated to ARCAT by Fr. Joseph Fenech|
To visit St. Peter's Basilica without leaving your keyboard, check out the virtual tour on the Vatican website.