Rome in New Orleans, Louisiana, US

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    The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, often referred to as St. Louis Cathedral, dates back to the 1700’s and was established before the United States was a nation. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and both Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II visited the cathedral on trips from Rome.

    Saint Louis Cemetery is known as the burial place of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and her tomb brings hundreds of pilgrims every year. Many other notable people are buried here and actor Nicolas Cage purchased an empty tomb to be used as his final resting place. It is also said to be haunted by Fr. Antonio de Sedella, more commonly called Père Antoine, a former priest at the cathedral who is buried in the church. These visitors from Italy chose to recognize the heritage of the church itself by using the word rome.

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    Location: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
    New Orleans
    United States
    Performed in: 2015
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