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Award of the Rose for the Porziuncola Nuova and the Knights of Saint Francis


An oasis in the city to honor St. Francis Link to:
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On August 2nd of 2008, Pope Benedict XVI's Papal Decree gave to the Nuova Porziuncola its own “Pardon of San Francisco,”
an expanded version of the Pardon of Assisi that Saint Francis received from Pope Honorius III in 1216.
This Papal Decree also makes the Porziuncola Nuova the fifth Holy Place in the world and the first Papally Decreed Holy Place in the United States!