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Joseph Large wrote:

Hi, guys —

On the front of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, there is some writing above where you enter.

  • I was wondering what that writing translates to in English?

Thanks for your help,

Joseph

  { I was wondering what the writing on the front of St. Peter's Basilica translates to in English? }

Mike replied:

Hi Joe,

You can mouse over the letters to find out what they mean; the English translation follows the picture of St. Peter's.


The Facade of St. Peters Basilica in Rome. The top of the Facade of St. Peters Basilica in Rome which translates to English as: In honor of the prince of Apostles; Paul V Borghese, Pope, in the year 1612 and he seventh year of his pontificate.

The following was taken from this page:

Stretching across the facade is the dedicatory inscription:

IN HONOREM PRINCIPIS APOST PAVLVS V BVRGHESIVS ROMANVS PONT MAX AN MDCXII PONT VII

translated into English:

In honor of the prince of Apostles; Paul V Borghese, Pope, in the year 1612 and
the seventh year of his pontificate

Mike

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