Some pictures of Rome

On October Monday, Oct. 7th, I visited 2 of the Major Basilica's of Rome, St. Paul's and St. John Lateran

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St. Paul's Outside the Walls
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Detail of the sculpture of St. Paul
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No picture can capture the vast size.
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Rays of sunlight fall directly on the tomb of St. Paul
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Detail of the nave and ceiling
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Notice the carved pillars in the cloister
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Another statue of St. Paul, inside the Basilica
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The Church of San Clemente
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A beautiful picture of Sts. Cyril and Methodius above the altar with their relics (in San Clemente)
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Exterior of San Clemente seen from the courtyard
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Interior of San Clemente
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St. John Lateran - the Cathedral of the Pope
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Impressive sculpture of St. Matthew
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More sculptures of the Apostles, here St. Simon
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St. Bartholomew, look close and you can tell how he died.
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Interior of St. John Lateran
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Detail of the nave behind the main altar
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Next to John Lateran, The Sacre Scale - Holy Stairs which Jesus stood on before Pontius Pilate (brought to Rome by St. Helena)
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Another picture of the Holy Stairs as they are being climbed by the countless pilgrims on their knees.
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At the top of the Holy Stairs, the "Holiest Place in the World", containing hundreds of relics of saints.

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