BASILICA OF ST JOHN LATERAN IN ROME
The basilica of Saint John Lateran, Rome's Cathedral or (full name: Papal Basilica del Santissimo Salvatore and of Saints John the Baptist and evangelist in Laterano) is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, currently led by Pope Francis through the Cardinal Angelo De Donatis.
à the first of the four papal basilicas more and more ancient and important Western basilica. Located on the Caelian Hill, the basilica and the vast surrounding complex (including the Papal Palace of the Lateran, the Palazzo dei Canonici, the Pontifical Roman Seminary and Pontifical Lateran University) enjoy the privileges of extraterritorialità recognized by the Italian State to the Holy See, therefore it has full and exclusive jurisdiction.
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