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#5754: Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Photo 5754: Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

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5754
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Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
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Altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the right transept of St. Peter's Basilica. The central icon is a 12th-century fresco brought here by Pope Gregory XIII in 1578. The altar was designed by G. Muziano (1528-1592) and contains rare alabaster, amethysts and other semi-precious stones, and four columns of African marble and green porphyry. Below the altar in a porphyry urn are the remains of the theologian St. Gregory of Nazianzus (d. 390), one of the Cappadocian fathers.
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41.902181° N, 12.453346° E
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May 25, 2010
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NIKON D50