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Monte Cassino is a rocky hill about Template:Convert southeast of Rome, Italy, c. Template:Convert to the west of the town of Cassino (the Roman Casinum having been on the hill) and Template:Convert altitude. St. Benedict of Nursia established his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, here around 529. It was the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, where the building was destroyed by Allied bombing and rebuilt after the war. The site has been visited many times by the Popes and other senior clergy, including a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2009. The monastery is one of the few remaining territorial abbeys within the Catholic Church.


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