Wednesday, February 27, 2019

St. LAWRENCE IN PISCIBUS

S. LORENZO IN PISCIBUS
First mentioned by the sources in the twelfth century, although tradition has it that it was founded in the sixth century by St. Galla
In 1950 it was incorporated into the building of one of the Propylaea of Via della Conciliazione that hides the fa├žade of the church
It is also known as S. LORENZINO
The name piscibus derives from the fact that in this area there used to be a fish market
Almost entirely rebuilt in 1659 and restored in 1735
It was deconsecrated after the construction of Via della Conciliazione and consecrated again in 1983 by John Paul II Wojtyla (1978/2005)
The columns inside were taken from ancient Roman buildings 
It was used by the sculptor Pericle Fazzini (1913/87) in the years 1970/75 to put together his giant sculpture “Resurrection” for the Paul VI Audience Hall

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