A Tour of Roman Churches
- Dedicated in 434 AD to Mary, Mother of God
- Houses the Icon of Mary, Salus Populi Romani (Health of the Roman People)
- Icon is from Crete, received in Rome in 590 AD
- Re-painted in the 12th century.
- A favorite of Pope Francis, who visits the icon before and after every overseas trip.
- Mary wears red (for her humanity) covered in blue (for her gift of sharing in Christ’s divinity).
- Christ wears red for having taken on humanity.