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LIBERIAN BASILICA

The patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, also known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Snows and St. Mary ad praesepe because of the relic of the crib of Bethlehem reserved there. Originally built by Pope St. Liberius (352-66).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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