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The wonderful iconography of the Trevi Fountain

Trevi fountain tells a story. The statues and reliefs incorporated into the fountain are allegorical, each symbolizing and conveying a specific concept.

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The Creation of Adam is the creation of humanity

Michelangelo Buonarroti painted the chapel’s ceiling between 1508 and 1512, under Pope Julius II (nephew of Sixtus IV). The work was finished in October 1512 and on the Feast of All Saints (1 November), Julius II inaugurated the Sistine Chapel with a solemn Mass. The nine central panels show the Stories of Genesis.

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Pope Francis believes in a Church open and welcoming

Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis has many firts: he is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first to visit the Arabian Peninsula.

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Hail Mary, the pray in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Hail Mary (or the "Ave Maria", from the first words in its Latin form) is the most familiar prayer used by the Universal Church in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment and animals

During his life he also developed a deep love of nature and animals and is known as the patron saint of the environment and animals; his life and words have had a lasting resonance with millions of followers across the globe. Each October, many animals the world over are blessed on his feast day.

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The Saint Friar, Pio of Pietrelcina

Padre Pio was a friar, priest, alleged stigmatist and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Born Francesco Forgione, he was given the name of Pio when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

Padre Pio became famous for exhibiting stigmata (bodily marks, pain, and bleeding in locations supposedly corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ) for most of his life.

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