Gran Madre di Dio
Gran Madre di Dio (Great Mother of God) is a cardinalatial titular church in Rome. Its current holder is Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, who was created a cardinal on 24 November 2007. The church was established as a titular church in 1965. The monumental temple was built by Pope Pius XI in 1931, in memory of the celebrations held to commemorate the 1,500 anniversary of the Council of Ephesus, which established the dogma of the divine motherhood and her perpetual virginity of Mary, in the patristic tradition and popular devotion since From the Church. It was built between 1931 and 1933 by architect Cesare Bazzani, built by Clemente Busiri Vici. It is the seat of the parish of the same name, erected by Pius XI on 1 December 1933, the year of Jubilee extraordinary redemption, in the Apostolic Constitution "Quo perennius" .
List of Cardinal Protectors
- Agnelo Rossi (22 Feb 1965 appointed - 25 Jun 1984 appointed Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina e Poggio Mirteto)
- Angel Suquía Goicoechea (25 May 1985 appointed - 13 Jul 2006 died)
- Angelo Bagnasco (24 November 2007 - )