Vatican City, Mecca and Jerusalem

1012 WordsFeb 19, 20184 Pages
Whether one goes to church or to mosque, we are there to pray and thank God for all his blessings. Even though Christianity and Islam are different religions they are both interconnected by where their religious founder live when they were on earth. These sacred sites are essential in an individual’s life because it strengthens their faith in God and gives them a break from all things burdensome. These special locations are what bring the Christian community together and profess in their faith and the Muslim community together and profess their faith. Vatican City is a very important and sacred site for Christians, as Mecca is for Muslims, but one site that is holy for both of these religions is Jerusalem, the most holy city in the world. Vatican City, Rome is the location where Christianity was born. Vatican city (Citta del Vaticano), the papal residence, was built over the tomb of Saint Peter. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of around 840.This makes Vatican City the smallest internationally recognised independent state in the world by both area and population (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_City). In the city, their are sacred sites such as Ramani 2 St. Peter’s Basilica is the world's largest church, is the heart of Christianity. The basilica was the first basilica in Rome with the contribution by the world famous architect Michelangelo Buonarroti including the Pieta, which is a marble sculpture of Mary holding the body of
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