November 9th is the anniversary of the dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. This is the cathedral that is actually the official “home” of the Pope, and the Diocese of Rome - not St. Peters (in Vatican City on the opposite side of the Tiber).
While not the size of St. Peter’s Basilica, St. John Lateran is huge and REALLY beautiful inside and out. There’s loads of amazing sculptures and paintings, set off by graceful architectural lines everywhere. Here are a few images:
I just needed everyone to exit the basilica so I could take my time setting up nicer shots for you - Did not happen.
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