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Kościół świętego Piotra Apostoła Wadowice

Church of St. Peter the Apostle, Wadowice

Kościół lekko z boku. Widoczna ciekawa elewacja frontowa i boczne arkady oraz kaplica. Z przodu ładnie urządzona zieleń.

Al. M.B.Fatimskiej 90, 34-100 Wadowice Tourist region: Beskid Mały i Makowski

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The church was constructed as the votive offering of gratitude for the election of Karol Wojtyła to the See of St Peter and for saving the life of the Holy Father after the assassination on 13th May 1981 in St Peter’s Square.

The project combines the elements of Baroque style and the architecture of St Peter’s Basilica, its design resembles Roman triumphal arches. The construction started in 1984 and the church was consecrated on 14th August 1991 by Pope John Paul II. Inside the church, the main altar with the copy of Perugino’s fresco from the Sistine Chapel occupies the central place. Two lines of red marble flow from the altar, forming the shape of St Peter’s Square in Vatican. The red lines symbolize “streaks of blood” lost by John Paul II after the assassination. The plaque with the date of 13th May 1981 was fixed in the proper place.Two side altars can be found in the church: the Divine Mercy and especially revered altar of Our Lady of Fatima. Stain glasses referring to Fatima revelations are placed in the windows. Golgotha has been arranged on a small hill behind the church. The statute of John Paul II by an Italian artist Luciano Minguzzi is standing in front of the church. There is also a chapel consecrated by Cardinal Franciszek Macharski in 1986. The belfry with three bells called John Paul I, John Paul II and St Peter, the gift of the home town of John Paul I, Vittorio Veneto, is located on the other side.

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