Chiesa dei Santi Marcellino e Pietro ad Duas Lauros, Rome

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Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano is a Roman catholic parish and titular church in Rome on the Via Merulana. It is dedicated to Saints Marcellinus and Peter, 4th century Roman martyrs, whose relics were brought here in 1256.HistoryThe first church on the site was built by Pope Siricius in the 4th century, close to the Via Labicana's catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter, with an adjoining hospice which became a centre for pilgrims. This church was restored by Pope Gregory III in the 8th century. Ever since these early centuries, it has been among Rome's stational churches for the Saturday of the Second Week in Lent. In the ninth century, the remains of Saints Marcellinus and Peter putatively were transferred from the catacombs here to a church in Seligenstadt, Germany. When the church was rebuilt in 1256 by Pope Alexander IV, the martyrs' relics were putatively returned. At Present, under the high altar is an urn containing relics of Saint Marcia. On the left side is an altar dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, with a copy of Guido Reni's The Virgin in Glory with Angels, St Joseph and St Rita. Next to it is the Chapel of Reconciliation. An image of the dedicatees was placed on the first column on the left from the entrance during this restoration, with an inscription recording the restoration. The hospice and church were then given in 1276 to the Confraternity of those Commended to the Saviour.
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  • This impressive but little known church near the Lateran holds the relics of the saints Marcellinus and Peter, Roman martyrs, which are preserved within the main altar. Typically on their feast day...  more »
  • This little neo-classical Church is near my home, so I like to go for Mass there often. During the week the pastor says the mass as if he can't wait for it to be over. He skips everything he can to...  more »
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  • Parish administered by the Cavanis priests and the catacombs as well. It is worth visiting and knowing the history of the two martyrs.
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  • Beautiful place! Church overlooking the Casilina. Near the park of Villa de Sanctis. The ancient mausoleum of St. Helena is imposing and majestic, sin is visible from the outside and not be visitable... From the parking lot you access the catacombs, unique in their kind!
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