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Pope Francis' gift to Serb President

6 June 2015

Vatican Radio reports that on the occasion of his visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia Pope Francis gave his host, Serb President Mladen Ivanic, a framed mosaic depicting the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

The mosaic, created for the occasion by the Vatican Mosaic Studio, is based on a photograph taken in the Vatican Gardens. It shows the majestic architectural structure of Michelangelo’s dome seen through an arch of delicate jasmine flowers. 

The Vatican Mosaic Studio, in addition to its normal work, has often made mosaics to be presented to heads of state and others. The Studio was founded in 1727 by Pope Benedict XIII.

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