Catacombs of Italy
is a project of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology

«For this reason, the catacombs are not sad dark slums, but a secret world that opens to the pilgrim and the tourist with all the beauty; the faith and the memory of so many people who believed in Christ and in his word of hope»
Card. Gianfranco Ravasi



Third “Giornata delle Catacombe”


In the year of reflection on ‘Laudato si’ – Pope Francis’ encyclical published 5 years after the Magisterium’s first document about environmental issues – during this Third “Giornata delle Catacombe”, the day dedicated to the Paleochristian burials, we will see nature as you can find it depicted in the ancient Christian cemeteries, frescos and marble relieves.

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