• Close up of the Resurrection 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Sculpted by Pericle Fazzini. The figure of the resurrected and ascending Christ rather than the crucifixion perhaps indicates a subtle shift in Papal theological emphasis.
    • Exterior of the new Papal audience hall 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Commissioned by Pope Paul VI and consequently named the Paul VI audience hall.
    • Interior of the new Papal audience hall. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Audience hall seats up to 6,300 on individual seating with views unobstructed by columns. The engineering is the hallmark of the architect Pierre Luigi Nervi. The photo was taken shortly after the dedication and still ...
    • Interior of the papal audience hall 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Another first for the 1973 seminar was attending a papal audience in the new audience hall.
    • John Paul II 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Pope gestures during papal audience, surrounded by bishop and cardinal and Swiss guard.
    • Papal audience hall of Paul VI 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Commissioned by Paul VI the papal audience hall was dedicated in 1971.
    • Papal dias and tapestry of the resurrection 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      When first dedicated the focal point scultpure of Christ's resurrection had not been completed. The solution for a visual focal point was met by "borrowing" a tapestry of the resurrection from the Vatican Museum.
    • Paul VI on the Papal throne 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A temporary focal point was added to the hall by hanging one of the great tapestry from the Vatican museum, in this case a tapestry of the resurrection, which would later be replaced by a sculptor of the resurrection
    • Pilgrims anxiously waiting to enter the audience hall. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Piligrims from many nations have come as members of the body of Christ to be greeted by the pope.
    • Pope Paul VI 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      The pope, surrounded by cardinals, greets 6,300 pilgrims including those of the WCTS.
    • Pope Paul VI greets Western Seminary visitors 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      The Vatican invited the WCTS to send its professor and two students to greet the pope. The students were chosen by lot and while Sandra Elfring was the only feminine ministieral canditate among the group she chose one of ...
    • Roof of papal audience hall as seen from the dome of St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      In 2007, the roof was covered with 2,400 photovoltaic panels donated by SolarWorld and was awarded the 2008 European Solar Prize. The panels will meet the heating, cooling, and lighting needs of the building.
    • Sculpture of Christ's Resurrection 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Papal audience hall with permanent sculpture of resurrection as focal point behind the papal throne. The size and dominance of the sculpture reflects the theology of the dominance of Christ's resurrection in relation to ...
    • Two Indian Pilgrims 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      National dress from many nations is seen at a papal audience as Christians gather from around the world.