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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme: Funerary Inscription of Pope Benedict VII

Funerary Inscription of Pope Benedict VII

The funerary inscription of Pope Benedict VII (974-983), embedded into the wall of the nave near the entrance. It's a metric inscription in seventeen verses and mentions that a house had to be built next to the church to house the Canons, since the church was so full of relics.

Credit: Holly Hayes