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The facade of the Senatorial Palace in Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome lit up with the symbols of Rotary International and its End Polio Now campaign. 
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The facade of the Senatorial Palace in Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome lit up with the symbols of Rotary International and its End Polio Now campaign.
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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. 
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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.

"The basilica was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I over the burial place of Saint Paul, where it was said that, after the Apostle's execution, his followers erected a memorial, called a cella memoriae. This first edifice was expanded under Valentinian I in the 370s. In 386, Emperor Theodosius I began erecting a much larger and more beautiful basilica with a nave and four aisles with a transept; the work including the mosaics was not completed until Leo I's pontificate (440–461). In the 5th century it was larger than the Old St. Peter's Basilica. [...]

On 15 July 1823 a fire, started through the negligence of a workman who was repairing the lead of the roof, resulted in the almost total destruction of the basilica which, alone of all the churches of Rome, had preserved its primitive character for 1435 years. It was re-opened in 1840, and reconsecrated 1855 with the presence of Pope Pius IX and fifty cardinals. Completing the works of reconstruction took longer, however, and many countries made their contributions. The Viceroy of Egypt sent pillars of alabaster, the Emperor of Russia the precious malachite and lapis lazuli of the tabernacle. The work on the principal facade, looking toward the Tiber, was completed by the Italian Government, which declared the church a national monument." (Text from Wikipedia).

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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. 
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The Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le mura or St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.
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Inside the Church of the Most Holy Trinity of Pilgrims (Chiesa della Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini) in the Regola rione of Rome. 
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Inside the Church of the Most Holy Trinity of Pilgrims (Chiesa della Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini) in the Regola rione of Rome.

Urged by Filippo Neri, by 1540 lay members of his order gathered at the church of San Girolamo della Carita. Neri soon had Pope Paul III recognize the group it as the Confraternita della Santissima Trinita de' Pellegrini e de' Convalescenti (Fraternity of the Holy Trinity of Pilgrims and Convalescent. For the Jubilee of 1550, the group took on the burden of hosting pilgrims, with particular regard for those who came from distant lands. After Holy Year, the association cared for the convalescent poor, discharged from city hospitals. In 1558, Pope Paul IV assigned them the perpetual use of the church of San Benedetto in Arenula, which was in very bad condition. The next year, the fraternity bought a house near the church to be used as a hospital-hospice. For the Jubilee of 1575, the fraternity hosted more than 180,000 pilgrims. The fraternity ultimately tore down the decrepit church, and decided to build a new. The first stone was laid on February 26, 1587, and consecration took place on June 12, 1616 and titled Santissima Trinita e San Benedetto. In subsequent centuries the parish and adjacent buildings continued to serve as a hospice for pilgrims, or as a hospital. (Text from Wikipedia).
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Inside the Romanesque church of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio in the Tre Fontane Abbey in Rome. 
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Inside the Romanesque church of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio in the Tre Fontane Abbey in Rome.

"Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio alle Tre Fontane is (together with Santa Maria Scala Coeli and San Paolo alle Tre Fontane) one of three churches at the site of St Paul's martyrdom. It is an abbey church dedicated to St Vincent and St Anastasius.

The first church here was probably built by Pope Honorius I c. 625, and served by Greek monks. The present Romanesque church was probably built by Pope Innocent II (1130-1143, and then included in the monastery the Cistercians built at the site in 1221. The monastery and church now belongs to the Trappists. [...]

There is not much decoration, as is customary for Cistercian churches in the Romanesque style. Fragments of frescoes from the 15th century survive, and the windows are the original 12th century ones. There are seven altars in the church, and among the saints interred in them are the titular saints. It is also said that St Zeno's is interred here, but his remains are known to have been moved from Santa Maria Scala Coeli to Santa Prassede in the 9th century. It is not unlikely that a smaller relic of St Zeno is preserved in one of the altars." (From the Churches of Rome Wiki, CC-BY-SA).

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