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The Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Crown was built in 1530 by carving a rockwall off  Mount Baldo, near Verona in northern Italy.
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Parishioners climbing the steps to the church

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A view of the Sanctuary of Madonna of the Crown from afar

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For a long time, the church could only by reached a tiny passage hanging down the cliffside.
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Pope John Paul II visited the church in 1988, leading a collective prayer to the Madonna of the Crown.