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Basilica of St. Stefano Maggiore – The “Stone of the Innocents”

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At Basilica of St. Stefano Maggiore, just after the entrance and behind a thick bronze grating, there is the well-known "Stone of the Innocents". On this stone, four functionaries under Emperor Valentiniano I were martyred in 367 A.D.. They took a nobleman to court who, however, was a protégé of the emperor; not only he refused to pay his debts but he offended and threatened his creditors. The nobleman condemned them to death but only after long and terrible tortures.

Basilica of St. Stefano Maggiore – The “Stone of the Innocents”

Via della Signora, 1, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

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