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Tempio della Fraternita, Varzi

#13 of 110 in Historic Sites in Province of Pavia
Church · Tourist Spot
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  • Certainly particular this church that preserves relics and weapons of the wars of various eras and parts of the world. The urn on the altar is a bomb, the baptismal font is made up of the obturator of a cannon from the battleship Andrea Doria. Everything must be observed well because each one tells a story of suffering and defeat, because in wars there are no winners. After visiting it, outside, in front of the tank, I thought that we never learn from our mistakes and it hurt me to think that while I was photographing that tank, not too far from me, an almost identical tank was still sowing death and destruction.
  • Located on top of a hill in the hamlet of Cella in the municipality of Varzi, the sanctuary was commissioned by the war chaplain Don Antonio Accosa in the early 1950s. The priest was encouraged and supported by the future Pope John XXIII who sent the first stone of a church destroyed during the D-Day landings. A hundred localities contributed to the erection of the main altar, each sending a ruin of their most significant monument. Milan, for example, sent some spiers of the Duomo, which fell during the bombings of 1943. The Temple is constantly changing due to the numerous pieces that continue to arrive from all over the world. To be seen.

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