The archbasilica is the oldest and ranks first among the four Papal Basilicas or major basilicas of Rome as it is the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome and claims the title of ecumenical mother church among Roman Catholics.


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St. John Lateran Archbasilica is just three stops on the Metro from the Main Termini in Rome and the purchase of an all day pass, good for buses, trams and the metro, is good investment.


This raised relief above is in the nave and illustrates the betrayal of Jesus by Judas with a Roman soldier on the right, below left is a statue of St. Peter also located in the nave and below right Mary is rendered at the top of a painting.

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The Pantheon
Hadrian's Monuments
Four Rivers Fountain, Pg. 1
Four Rivers Fountain, Pg. 2
The Lateran Basilica, Pg. 1
Largo di Torre Argentina
The Amalfi Coast
Mountains and Sea
More Cosenza
More Rovito

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