10 Shocking Facts You Never Knew About The Vatican



Irony at Its Best

Caligula was one of the most notorious and immoral emperors of Ancient Rome, known for his hundreds of concubines and brutal treatment of others. So it may be a shock that the Caligula obelisk sits in the Vatican, at St. Peter’s Square. The obelisk was brought over from Egypt by an emperor in the 1st century.

Even The Vatican Loves Bond

Apparently everyone is enchanted by James Bond. The Vatican actually endorsed the 2012 Bond film, Skyfall, noting that it was “more human”, “less of a cliché”, and “less attracted to the pleasures of life.”