Loquis: The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Pope Valentino

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The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Pope Valentino

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Published on:  2018-02-18 07:10:00

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He was roman of birth, son of Leontius Leoni, family of elevated class.  According to legend, on the death of its predecessor, the nobility and the people of Rome came to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where the holy priest was praying. There was a dove, identified as the Holy Spirit, haileded in a loud voice: « Valentino, the Most Holy Archbishop, is worthy of the Apostolic See ». Born in Laterano, here he was crowned and became the hundredth Pope of the Catholic religion, for only forty days.

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