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By Jeff Matthews

This is based on a longer, detailed item found at this link on the website of Napoli Underground (NUg). The photo (below, right) is also from NUg, and appears here by kind concession; there is additional photography available at that link.

First, about the title (above). Truly, I mean absolutely no disrespect. I just enjoy laughing at my own ignorance and I hereby give you permission to laugh at me (as long as you don't roll your eyes). I'm not Roman Catholic and did not know that among the many devotional titles of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the term Avvocata in the sense of "protectress"; indeed, the term "Advocate," while rare, also appears in English in the same religious context. The complete name of the structure in the photo is Il Santuario di Maria Santissima dell'Avvocata [Most Holy Mary, the Advocate]. Unfortunately for me...

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