San Gregorio VII

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Church of Saint Gregory VII
Chiesa di San Gregorio VII (Italian)
Aurelio - S. Gregorio VII 5.JPG
Façade of the church
Basic information
Location Rome
Geographic coordinates 41°53′53.39″N 12°27′0.43″E / 41.8981639°N 12.4501194°E / 41.8981639; 12.4501194Coordinates: 41°53′53.39″N 12°27′0.43″E / 41.8981639°N 12.4501194°E / 41.8981639; 12.4501194
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1961
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Website www.sangregoriovii.org
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mario Paniconi, Giulio Pediconi
Architectural type Church
Direction of façade SE
Groundbreaking 1958[1]
Completed 1961
Specifications
Length 66 metres (217 ft)
Width 35 metres (115 ft)
Width (nave) 15 metres (49 ft)

The Church of Saint Gregory VII (Italian: Chiesa di San Gregorio VII) is a Roman Catholic parish church on the Via del Cottolengo (Via Gregorio VII) in Rome dedicated to Saint Gregory VII. It was built by Mario Paniconi and Giulio Pediconi from 1960 to 1961, to serve a parish erected by Pope Pius XII in 1952. Its roof is held up by 10 concrete piers, and is structurally independent of the walls, which end before they reach the roof (the empty space between them being filled with glass). It is a parish church, served by Franciscans; in the crypt is a depiction of the Life of St Francis in an unusual stone inlay technique.

San Gregorio VII has been a titular church since 1969. The current Cardinal Priest of the Titulus Chiesa di San Gregorio VII is Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the Major Archbishop of Trivandrum.

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