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The imposing main nave of the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. 
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The imposing main nave of the Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.
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The cosmatesque floor of St. John Lateran's Basilica, RomePapal arms of Pius IV on the coffered ceiling of St. John Lateran's BasilicaPapal arms of Pius V on the coffered ceiling of St. John Lateran's Basilica
Inside the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome. 
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Inside the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome.

It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the Passion Relics brought to Rome from the Holy Land by St. Helena of Constantinople, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I. At that time, the basilica floor was covered with soil from Jerusalem, thus acquiring the title in Hierusalem - it is not dedicated to the Holy Cross which is in Jerusalem, but the church itself is "in Jerusalem" in the sense that a "piece" of Jerusalem was moved to Rome for its foundation.

The church is built around a room in St. Helena's imperial palace, Palazzo Sessoriano, which she adapted to a chapel around the year 320. Some decades later, the chapel was turned into a true basilica, called the Heleniana or Sessoriana. After falling into neglect, the church was restored by Pope Lucius II (1144-1145). In the occasion it assumed a Romanesque appearance, with a nave and two aisles, a belfry and a porch. [...] The apse of church includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, to Antoniazzo Romano and Marco Palmezzano. (Text from Wikipedia).

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The Chapel of the Passion Relics in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome. 
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The Chapel of the Passion Relics in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome.

This modern chapel, built in 1930, houses many relics of the Passion of Christ: two thorns from the crown of thorns; a nail from the Crucifixion; the Titulus, part of the Title of the Cross originally bearing the words "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews"; three splinters of the True Cross; a part of the cross of the good thief; fragments from the Pillar of the Scourging; and the finger that Saint Thomas placed in Christ's side.
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Inside the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the Walls in Rome. 
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Inside the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the Walls in Rome.

Wikipedia: Built originally in the first half of the 4th century, the basilica is dedicated to St. Sebastian, a popular Roman martyr of the 3rd century. The name ad catacumbas refers to the catacombs of St Sebastian, over which the church was built, while "fuori le mura" refers to the fact that the church is built outside the Aurelian Walls, and is used to differentiate the basilica from the church of San Sebastiano al Palatino on the Palatine Hill. According to the founding tradition, in 258, during the Valerian persecutions, the catacombs were temporarily used as place of sepulture of two other saints martyred in Rome, Peter and Paul, whose remains were later transferred to the two basilicas carrying their names: whence the original dedication of the church, Basilica Apostolorum ("Basilica of the Apostles"). The dedication to Sebastian dates to the 9th century.

Sebastian's remains were moved here around 350. They were transferred to St. Peter's in 826, fearing a Saracen assault: the latter, in fact, materialized, and the church was destroyed. The building was refounded under Pope Nicholas I (858-867), while the martyr's altar was reconsecrated by Honorius III (1216-1227), by request of the Cistercians, who had received the place. In the 13th century the arcade of the triple nave was walled in.

The current edifice is largely a 17th-century construction, commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1609 from Flaminio Ponzio and, after Ponzio's death in 1613, entrusted to Giovanni Vasanzio, who completed it.

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Inside the Church of Domine Quo Vadis in Via Appia Antica in Rome. 
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Inside the Church of Domine Quo Vadis in Via Appia Antica in Rome.

"The Church of St Mary in Palmis, better known as Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis, is a small church southeast of Rome, central Italy. It is located about some 800 m from Porta San Sebastiano, where the Via Ardeatina branches off the Appian Way, on the site where, according to the legend, Saint Peter met Jesus while the former was fleeing persecution in Rome. According to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter asked Jesus, "Lord, where are you going?" (Latin: Domine, quo vadis?). Jesus answered, "I am going to Rome to be crucified again". There has been a sanctuary on the spot since the ninth century, but the current church is from 1637. The current façade was added in the 17th century." (Text from Wikipedia).
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