The facade of the 20th century church of Nostra Signora di Lourdes a Tor Marancia (Our Lady of Lourdes at Tor Marancia), sports the coat of arms of Pope John XXIII (r. 1958-63).
As Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, he was the Patriarch of Venice from 1953 until 1958, hence the presence of the winged lion on the shield.
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 and
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