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Lateran, district of southeastern Rome, given to the church by Emperor Constantine I in 311. The Lateran palace—the papal residence until 1309—was demolished and replaced in the 16th century. The basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral church of the pope as bishop of Rome.

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