'Hail, the Queen of Peace' by Guido Galli
The statue of Ave Regina Pacis (Hail, the Queen of Peace) by Guido Galli, in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, was commissioned by Pope Benedict XV (r. 1914-23), a fervent opponent of World War One.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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