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Bernini’s Statue of the Man Who Speared Christ

Old St. Peter’s Basilica, the one that was torn down, was full of venerable relics. One of the most treasured was St. Longinus’  Spear. Longinus was the Roman centurion who pierced Christ’s side with a spear at the Crucifixion. Bernini’s … Continue reading

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