Vatican National Anthem Lyrics

“Marche Pontificale” is the national anthem of Vatican City and the Vatican national anthem lyrics were written by Antonio Allegra and the music to the Vatican national anthem was composed by Charles Gounod.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Vatican City

“Marche Pontificale” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Vatican City in the year of 1950.


Vatican National Anthem Lyrics in Latin

O felix Roma, O felix Roma nobilis.
O felix Roma, Roma felix Roma nobilis.
Sedes es Petri, qui Christi vicem gerit,
Sedes es Petri, qui apostolus est pacis.

Pontifex tecum erimus omnes nos
Pontifex es magister qui tuos confirmas fratres.
Pontifex tecum erimus omnes nos
Pontifex es magister qui tuos confirmas fratres.
Pontifex fundamentum ac robur nostrum,
Hominumque piscator pastor es gregis ligans terram et coelum.

Petre, tu es Christi es Vicarius super terram,
Rupes inter fluctus, tu es pharus ac veritas.
Tu Christi es caritas, tu es unitatis custos,
Promptus libertatis defensor; in te auctoritas.

Petre, tu es Christi es Vicarius super terram,
Rupes inter fluctus, tu es pharus ac veritas.
Tu Christi es caritas, tu es unitatis custos,
Promptus libertatis defensor; in te auctoritas.

O Roma nobilis, O Roma felix nobilis.

Vatican National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

O fortunate Rome, O fortunate noble Rome.
O fortunate Rome, fortunate and noble Rome.
You are the see of Peter, who acts in the place of Christ,
You are the see of Peter, who is the apostle of peace.

Pontiff, we will all be with you
Pontiff, be the teacher who confirms your brethren.
Pontiff, we will all be with you
Pontiff, be the teacher who confirms your brethren.
Pontiff, our foundation and our strength,
And fisher of men, you are the shepherd of the flock, binding earth and heaven.

Peter, you are the are the vicar of Christ upon the earth,
A rock amidst the waves, you are a beacon and the truth.
You are the love of Christ, you are the guardian of unity,
Ready defender of liberty; authority is in you.

Peter, you are the are the vicar of Christ upon the earth,
A rock amidst the waves, you are a beacon and the truth.
You are the love of Christ, you are the guardian of unity,
Ready defender of liberty; authority is in you.

O noble Rome, Oh fortunate, noble Rome.
Vatican National Anthem Lyrics

When is Vatican National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Vatican City is normally played or sang during national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Vatican City. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Vatican City, usually marking off the start or the end of such celebrations.

National anthem of Vatican City is also typically carried out in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Vatican National Anthem in Vatican City?

The national anthem of Vatican City, like other national signs of Vatican City, embodies the tradition, past history, and faiths of Vatican City and its citizens. It assists evoke feelings of patriotism among the Vatican people and advises them of their Vatican City’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unite the people of Vatican City by one single tune or music. During the performance of the Vatican national anthem, people of Vatican City, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with fantastic excitement.

Sports men and women from Vatican City also feel a terrific moment of delight when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Vatican City’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Vatican City in schools learn to respect their nation and develop a sense of unity among themselves.