Sant'Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana

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Church of Saint Anthony of Padua on Via Merulana
Sant'Antonio da Padova all'Esquilino (Italian)
S. Antonii Patavini de Urbe (Latin)
Esquilino - S.Antonio da Padova Facciata.jpg
Facade of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana.
Basic information
Location Italy Rome, Italy
Geographic coordinates 41°53′19.71″N 12°30′14.2″E / 41.8888083°N 12.503944°E / 41.8888083; 12.503944Coordinates: 41°53′19.71″N 12°30′14.2″E / 41.8888083°N 12.503944°E / 41.8888083; 12.503944
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1888
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Minor basilica
Leadership Cláudio Hummes
Website Official website
Architectural description
Architect(s) Luca Carimini
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1884
Completed 1888

For the basilica church of the same name in Padua, see Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua on Via Merulana (Italian: Sant'Antonio da Padova all'Esquilino, Latin: S. Antonii Patavini de Urbe) is a Roman Catholic titular church in Rome, built for the Order of Friars Minor, who needed a new home after they were moved from Santa Maria in Aracoelito allow the construction of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II.

The church was elevated to minor basilica status in 1931.[1]

On the 12 March 1960 Pope John XXIII granted it a titular church as a seat for Cardinals.[2] The present Cardinal Priest of the Titulus San Antonii Patavini de Urbe is Cláudio Hummes.

Architecture[edit]

Two staircases provide access to the gantry[disambiguation needed] of the church, where stands a statue of Saint Anthony of Padua, holding the Christ Child. Inside, the church is constructed of three naves, divided by two columns of pillars made of pink marble.

List of Cardinal Priests[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GCatholic.org. "Basilicas in Italy". Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  2. ^ Cardinal Title S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana GCatholic

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