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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Properties of the Holy See in Rome and San Paolo Fuori le Mura are the religious and public buildings of papal Rome. Among them are the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura), the Papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran (Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) and the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore), in addition to the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican (Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano).


Papal Basilica of St Mary Major
Papal Basilica of St Mary Major
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authorshipBerthold Werner
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The Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (N41 51 31 E 12 28 38) was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I. It is believed to have been built over the burial site of St Paul. A bigger basilica with a nave and four aisles was erected by Emperor Theodosius I in AD 386. It was at one time bigger than the Old St Peter's Basilica.

The Papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran (N 41 53 9.26 E 12 30 22.16) is the cathedral of the Church of Rome, and the official seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is also the Pope. Its full name in English reads as Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour and Sts. John the Baptist and the Evangelist at the Lateran. The basilica stands over the remains of a fort of the imperial bodyguard which was established in AD 193.


Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls
Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls
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authorshipBerthold Werner
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The Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (N 41 53 51 E 12 29 55) is an ancient Roman Catholic Marian basilica in Rome. It stands as the largest church in Rome dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The present building dates to the time of Pope Sixtus III (AD 432 - 440). The properties of the Holy See enjoying extraterritorial rights in Rome were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 4th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 1-5 September, 1980.


Papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran
Papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran
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authorshipJastrow
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: As shown above
Inscription Year: 1980
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, VI

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