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Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

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  • Sunday 07:00 - 18:30
  • Monday 07:00 - 18:30
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:30
  • Thursday 07:00 - 18:30
  • Friday 07:00 - 18:30
  • Saturday 07:00 - 18:30
The Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura), commonly known as St. Paul's outside the Walls, is one of Rome's four ancient, Papal, major basilicas, along with the Basilicas of St. John in the Lateran, St. Peter's, and St. Mary Major. The Basilica is within Italian territory and not the territory of the Vatican City State. However, the Holy See fully owns the Basilica, and Italy is legally obligated to recognize its full ownership thereof and to concede to it "the immunity granted by International Law to the headquarters of the diplomatic agents of foreign States". James Michael Harvey was named Archpriest of the Basilica in 2012.