Welcome to Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The most important church after St. Peter’s Basilica. In recent years there have been a number of desecrations here, statues being smashed, people pissing on the walls of the church. Could these have been related to the Vatican’s appointment of Boston’s shamed Cardinal Bernard Law as this church's head honcho? Maybe enacted by people fed up with the shuffling around of church officials like Law who’d turned a blind eye or two to the child abuse going on in their parishes? Just asking.