Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco)

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Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco)

The Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco/ Monument to St. Francis) bronze sculptural group is work of Giuseppe Tonnini. It was erected in 1927 with the view on the Cathedral of Rome. Before the meeting of St Francis and Innocent III, the pope had a vision with St Francis supporting the Lateran patriarchate ready to drop down. It stands to the right of the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano on a large base made from peperino stone.

Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco)
In 1209, while the pope was making his mind about approval of the rules of the new Order of minor brothers, St Francis and some of his followers was a guest in the near by Hospice-hospital of the Church of SS.Marcellino e Pietro.

It is seven meters tall and was made by the sculptor Tonnini in 1925 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the saint's death. St Francis has his arms held out wide to symbolically embrace St John while being surrounded by the bronze figures of his own disciples. The location of the monument is visually important between Basilica of San (St.) Giovanni in Laterano (St John Lateran) and the basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.
Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco/ Monument to St. Francis) at Piazza di Porta San Giovanni

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Statue of St Francis of Assisi (Monumento a San Francesco)
Piazza di Porta San Giovanni (Piazzale Appio)
00183, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo - S.Giovanni - S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)/ Rione Esquilino (Termini - Via Nazionale) (Roma centro)
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