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This church holds the relics that St. Helena brought back from the Holy Land

A treasure trove of relics have been carefully preserved in Rome's Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem ever since Emperor Constantine's mother returned from her 4th-century pilgrimage.

“Jubilee Church”: A modernist jewel on the outskirts of Rome

Designed in the late 1990s by American modernist archistar Richard Meier, it has been praised for encapsulating the spirituality of the “new millennium.”

The 12 most important symbols found in the Christian catacombs

Discover the meaning behind the drawings that adorn these ancient underground burial places.

Rome bans tourist buses from the city center

Remember to pack your walking shoes if you travel to the Eternal City.

Rome’s Catacombs witness to the Catholic faith of the early Church

Inscriptions and art found in these ancient burial places shed light on how the first Christians lived their faith.

Ancient Roman history revealed beneath St. John Lateran

Archaeologists try to recreate the buildings that once stood on the site of the oldest Catholic cathedral.

Eerie messages from the dead at the Museum of the Souls of Purgatory

Built to prove Purgatory exists, the museum's collection includes scorched handprints of those seeking our prayers.

This chapel in Rome is decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin friars

The crypts of Santa Maria della Concezione in Rome were designed to be a constant reminder of the inevitability of death.

20 Totally free places to visit in Rome

It doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money to enjoy the Eternal City

Explore this interactive map of Ancient Rome

This map is a great educational tool for students.

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