Campo Verano

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The Campo Verano (Italian: Cimitero del Verano) is a cemetery in Rome, Italy, founded in the early 19th century. Campo Verano_sentence_0

The monumental cemetery is currently divided into sections: the Jewish cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, and the monument to the victims of World War I. Campo Verano_sentence_1

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The Verano (officially the "Communal Monumental Cemetery of Campo Verano") is located in the quartiere Tiburtino of Rome, near the Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le mura. Campo Verano_sentence_2

The name verano refers to the Ancient Roman campo dei Verani that was located here. Campo Verano_sentence_3

The zone contained ancient Christian catacombs. Campo Verano_sentence_4

A modern cemetery was not established until the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy during 1807–1812, when the architect Giuseppe Valadier was commissioned for designs after the Edict of Saint Cloud required burials to take place outside of the city walls. Campo Verano_sentence_5

The papal authorities still have some control over the administration. Campo Verano_sentence_6

Pope Francis celebrated All Saints Day Mass here on a papal visit to the cemetery on 1 November 2014. Campo Verano_sentence_7

Burials Campo Verano_section_1

People buried in Verano include: Campo Verano_sentence_8

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