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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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That part of Rome situated on the right bank of the Tiber, so called in honor of Pope St. Leo IV, who between 848 and 852 surrounded it with a wall when the Moslems were threatening the city. It contains the Basilica of St. Peter and the Vatican.

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