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The Church of Santa Maria Salome is a small church dedicated to the patron saint, disciple of Jesus, who according to popular belief was martyred here at Castelliri. Her remains were then transported to the town of Veroli, where she is also the patron.

The church dates from the thirteenth century, and is in the very place where the Holy Mother of Saints Apostles James and John the Evangelist, would die after having evangelized the people of Ciociaria region, along the banks of the Liri river around 40 AD.

On the high altar is a painting of Saint Maria Salome, holding the jar of herbs in her hand, and a wooden crucifix of 1600 that the on third Sunday of July is carried in the parish for solemn celebrations.


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