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Santa Maria Maggiore Roma : Basilica of St Mary Major

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Basilica of St Mary Major

Location: northeast of city centre, towards main railway station

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore:

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The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Italian for ‘Basilica of Saint Mary Major’, Latin: Basilica Sanctae Mariae Maioris), or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is a Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy, from which size it receives the appellation “major”.

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The basilica enshrines the venerated image of Salus Populi Romani, depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary as the health and protectress of the Roman people, which was granted a Canonical coronation by Pope Gregory XVI on 15 August 1838 accompanied by his Papal bull Cælestis Regina.

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Obelisk in square to west of the church:

Santa Maria Maggiore Obelisk

Basilica of St Mary Major Building images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

Location: Santa Maria Maggiore, central Rome, Italy, Italy, southern Europe

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