the power and influence of the Catholic Church over Western society. While the famous Saint Peter's Basilica is located in Vatican City, above the traditional site of Saint Peter's tomb, the papal cathedral for the Diocese of Rome is Saint John Lateran, located within the city of Rome, though enjoying extraterritorial. University of California Press. "Art Review : Images of 'Santos Fascinating Portrait of Catholic Devotion". Peter, saying that Cornelius has succeeded to "the place of Fabian which is the place of Peter" (Ep 55:8;. 179 Anointing of the sick Main article: Anointing of the Sick in the Catholic Church While chrism is used only for the three sacraments that cannot be repeated, a different oil is used by a priest or bishop. 381 John Paul sought to evangelise an increasingly secular world. In the 7th and 8th centuries, expanding Muslim conquests following the advent of Islam led to an Arab domination of the Mediterranean that severed political connections between that area and northern Europe, and weakened cultural connections between Rome and the Byzantine Empire. Vidmar, The Catholic Church Through the Ages (2005.