Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Tour visitors shown here are in the basilica in St. Domatilla Catacomb, the only basilica in any of Rome’s catacombs; this one dedicated to the martyrs Nereo, Achilleo and Saint Petronilla, daughter of St. Peter.

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HISTORY CORNER: The Catacombs of Rome
September 13, 2020 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: The Catacombs of Rome

Final resting place for martyrs, saints and commoners in the glory days of the Roman Empire

It was sometimes dangerous to be a Christian or Jew in Rome in the first two centuries after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.