On 29 June, Vatican City celebrates the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul as a public holiday. Both the Apostle Peter and the Apostle Paul were martyred in Rome, and today, they are “joint patron saints” of the city of Rome under Roman Catholic tradition. Thus, the two saints are remembered on a single holiday.
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The Pope presides over religious ceremonies held in Vatican and in Rome, and he will don all archbishops appointed over the course of the previous year with a special wool cloak on this day as well.
There will be many festive events on this day, and many people visit the statue of Saint Paul that stands in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City as part of the celebration.
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