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Week 14 Rome - Santa Maria sopra Minerva
This church is unassuming looking on the outside. Once inside you are ovewhemled with its beaut The blue ceiling grabs you attention and provides a richness that has to be seen in person. The church's name derives from the fact that the first Christian church structure on the site was built directly over the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, which had been erroneously ascribed to the Greco-Roman goddess Minerva. While many other medieval churche...
Photos of the day - October 6, 2014
A Vatican Swiss Guard salutes Pope Francis holding his skull-cap as he leaves after the morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Francis has urged bishops to speak their minds about contentious issues like contraception, gays, marriage and divorce at the start of the meeting aimed at making the church's teaching on family matters relevant to today's Catholics. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)