A few other trivia factoids about that altar:
- The mosaic above the altar is St. Joseph, and was placed there in 1963, and depicts St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.
- The round medallions on either side of the altar are depictions of Sts. Simon and Jude.
- The two maroon colored porphyry columns on the altar were part of the main altar in the original St. Peter's Basilica.
- This altar is one of the few places in the Basilica that one can attend a daily Mass.