Sant'Andrea - San Giovanni in Laterano Roma
"Saint Andrew - San Giovanni in Laterano Rome"...
Andrew was Saint Peter’s brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:18-20). Legend has it that Andrew preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped cross. Dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, the Basilica of St. John Lateran is the first among the four major basilicas of Rome. It is also the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, and is thus known as the "Cathedral of Rome and of the World." Built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century, San Giovanni in Laterano was the first Christian/Catholic church erected in Rome. The present structure of the Basilica resembles Saint Peter's Basilica, and the ancient church was residence of the Papacy until the (1377) return from exile in Avignon and permanent relocation to the Vatican. Many Popes were responsible for repair and additions to the Basilica’s overall splendor and importance throughout the last 1700 years. In 1702, Pope Clement XI announced a grand scheme for twelve sculptures of the Apostles to fill the niches left in the nave of the Basilica. One cannot help being impressed by the larger than life statues of these great men blessing the nave with their imposing presence. Camillo Rusconi was an Italian sculptor of the late Baroque in Rome. Camillo’s masterpieces are the four larger-than-life apostles (Matthew, James the Great, Andrew, and John) completed during 1708-1718 for the niches of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.
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