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Slovenia
Brežice
Posavska

Cesta prvih borcev
(Cerkev Sv. Lovrenca)

Svetniki Janez Nepomuk in Karel Boromejski

Saints John of Nepomuk and Charles Borromeo


19th century

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Description

Two statues in niches in the front façade of the St. Lawrence Church.

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Sveti Karel Boromejski / Saint Charles Borromeo
(Italian: Carlo Borromeo) (1538 - 1584), cardinal, worked during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church (Wikipedia).

Sveti Janez Nepomuk / Saint John of Nepomuk
(Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)

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Location (N 45°54'17" - E 15°35'32")

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