Rome, Italy, Dec 31, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- There are many Catholic churches in Rome, but few can boast of having been built through the contributions of Catholics around the world as a gift to the pope.

San Gioacchino ai Prati di Castello is an exception.

Sitting less than a mile from St. Peter’s Basilica, San Gioacchino (St. Joachim in English), was built as a gift to Pope Leo XIII for the celebration of his 50th anniversary of priesthood.

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