Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran
Nov 09, 2021
Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome
Although most Catholics believe the Basilica of St. Peter’s to be the main church of the Pope, it is not: St. John Lateran, also called the Church of Holy Savior or the Church of St. John the Baptist, is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, or the Pope’s church.
“The Lateran” was built on land that the Emperor Constantine received from the wealthy and virtuous Lateran family.