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Basilica of San Marcello al Corso. The miraculous crucifix (detail). The crucifix is carried in a procession to St. Peter’s during Holy Years and on special occasions. On March 27, 2020, Pope Francis chose to have the crucifix present in St. Peter’s Square for the prayer vigil for the end of the pandemic. The basilica of San Marcello al Corso belongs to “Patrimonio del Fondo Edifici di Culto - Ministero dell’Interno.”

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