Pope Francis


Worshippers gather beside the colonnade in Saint Peter's square at... News PhotoAudience,Colonnade,Horizontal,International Landmark,Pope,Pope Francis,Religion,St. Peter's Square,State of the Vatican City,Vatican,WorshipperPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPWorshippers gather beside the colonnade in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican during Pope Francis' general audience on February 26, 2014. Scaffolding around the famous 17th-century marble colonnade on St Peter's Square designed by architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini was taken down this week following a five-year restoration. The columns around the Vatican square where Pope Francis addresses pilgrims have regained their original splendour -- in time for the sainthood ceremony for late popes John Paul II and John XXIII in April. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)