Come to the water: Mosaicists bring renewal to Rome’s first baptistery

Come to the water: Mosaicists bring renewal to Rome’s first baptistery Daniele Belladonna works on the restoration of mosaics from the 5th century in the historic vestibule of the baptistery at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Photo CNS
Carol Glatz   Even though the baptisms the Pope celebrates most years in the Sistine Chapel are better known, the most important place to be baptised in Rome for the past nearly 1,600 years has been the baptistery of St John Lateran. Baptistery The ancient baptistery was built in 440 AD just behind the Basilica…
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