Saturday, February 14, 2009

From the Vatican: bullet holes still there today...

Take a close look and see the bullet holes here from 1527. They left these over the centuries to give people an idea of what happened with the sack of Rome back in the day. These bullets were meant for the Pope as the palace where he lived was here. Take note.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly, the bullets were fired by German Lutherans during a rampage of the Imperial army of the Holy Roman Emperor thru Rome. The German Lutheran Protestant gunners, seeking to kill the Pope, fired at his residence.
The Emperor was a Catholic, but some of his troops came from the newly Protestant areas, and these heretics had an insane hatred for the Pope.
The Catholic Church had no "dialog" with Protestants them except to call them heretics....which is as it should still be today.