Salve,Salve Roma, la tua luce non tra
monta, Vince l'o dioe l'onta lo splendor
di tua belta. Roma de gli Apostoli,
Madre e duida dei Redenti,
Roma luce delle genti, il mondo
spera in te!
Rome immortal, city of martyrs and saints,
Immortal Rome, accept our praises.
Glory in the heavens to God our Lord
And peace to the men who love Christ!
To you we come, angelic Pastor,
In you we see the gentle redeemer.
You are the holy heir of our Faith,
You are the comfort and the refuge of those
who believe and fight
Force and terror will not prevail,
But truth and love will reign<>
Hail, O Rome
Eternal abode of memories;
A thousand pslams and a thousand altars
Sing your praises
City of the Apostles,
Mother and guide of the elect,
Light of the nations
And hope of the world!
Hail, O Rome
Your light will never fade;
The splendour of your beauty
Disperses hatred and shame.
|Flag History||A flag of this design was introduced as the merchant flag of the Pontifical State at the beginning of the 19th century. The colors are those of the keys of St. Peter, which are the keys to the kingdom of heaven and a symbol of papal authority. The crossed keys with the papal tiara have been the emblem of the papal state since the 14th century. Although the official proportions are 1:1, the actual flag flown in the Vatican City are 2:3.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||8 June 1929|