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POSSIBLY THE MOST MACABRE CHURCH YOU WILL EVER SEE IN LAZIO AND ONE OF VERY FEW REMAINING IN ITALY! Churches where those condemned to death, and their families, were allowed to pray - for a last minute reprieve or forgiveness.
Rome had three of these kinds of churches but the one where the condemned were hanged and thrown into a pit right in front of the church, was demolished in 1938.
"HODIE MIHI - CRAS TIBI" Translates as: Me today - You tomorrow! (I die today - you die tomorrow, or: we all have to die sometime). Notice the ever presence of skulls & skeletons inside the church, there to remind the condemned of what lay ahead - as if he/she could forget! The atmosphere in here was definitely strange and melancholy.
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