The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th century minor basilica in Rome. Dedicated originally to St. James and St. Philip, it was restructured by different Popes throughout the century and later dedicated to all Apostles. Its façade with its 13 statues of Christ and the Apostles is very unusual and makes the church look like a palace. The confession was created in the late 19th century after an archeological excavation which discovered the original crypt. It houses the relics of St James and St Philip apostles.