Rome Basilicas and Churches

Rome Basilicas and Churches

Rome Basilicas and Churches

LIST AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS SITES OF ROME

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CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN ROME LATIUM – PROTESTANT CHURCHES IN ROME – MOSQUES IN ROME-METHODIST CHURCH IN ROME –NON-ITALIAN CHURCHES IN ROME

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SYNAGOGUES IN ROME LATIUM

Rome – it is said- has 901 churches and is 99% Catholic, even if only the 3% of the Romans regularly attend mass.

Since the 3rd century, the Jews have tenuously hung on to second place; followed now perhaps by the Anglicans.

The most recent newcomers are the Muslims, who have a wacky new mosque by Villa Ada designed by post-modern architect, Paolo Portoghesi.

Although the four Patriarchal basilicas (St PetersSan Paul’s outside the wallsSt Maria MaggioreSt. john Lateran) are open every day, every other church closes in the afternoon (usually 12-4 or 5 pm).

As a rule, don’t enter if a service is in progress at the high altar; otherwise be discreet and walk around the chapel in use.

If the sacristan opens a chapel or crypt for you, give him a small tip .coin-operated light machines illuminate the  most important works; often a pair of opera glasses or binoculars comes in handy to see a lofty mosaic or fresco.

When Pope Benedict XVI is in Rome, general papal audience are held on Wednesdays at 11 am in the auditorium or in St Peter’s Square; in July and August the audiences are usually held in Castel Gandolfo.

To attend the papal Audience get in contact with www.vaticanguidedtour.com  

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THE MOST IMPORTANT CHURCHES IN ROME WITH DESCRIPTION