Santa Chiara a Vigna Clara

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Not to be confused with the church of Santa Chiara, Rome.
Church of Saint Clare in Vigna Clara
Santa Chiara a Vigna Clara (Italian)
S. Clarae ad Vineam Claram (Latin)
Roma (Q. Della Vittoria) - Santa Chiara a Vigna Clara 2.JPG
Exterior of Santa Chiara a Vigna Clara.
Basic information
Location Italy Rome, Italy
Geographic coordinates 41°56′52.88″N 12°27′22.72″E / 41.9480222°N 12.4563111°E / 41.9480222; 12.4563111Coordinates: 41°56′52.88″N 12°27′22.72″E / 41.9480222°N 12.4563111°E / 41.9480222; 12.4563111
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1962
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Titular church
Leadership Vinko Puljić
Website Official website
Architectural description
Architect(s) Alberto Ressa
Architectural type Church

The Church of Saint Clare in Vigna Clara (Italian: Santa Chiara a Vigna Clara, Latin: S. Clarae ad Vineam Claram) is a Roman Catholic titular church in Rome, built as a parish church by decree of Cardinal Clemente Micara. In 1969 Pope Paul VI granted it a titular church as a seat for Cardinals.[1]

The present Cardinal Priest of the Titulus Sancta Clarae ad Vineam Claram is Vinko Puljić.

Architecture[edit]

The church is circular, and is based on the structure of the church of Santo Stefano Rotondo. Behind the altar is a series of paintings, which include scenes of the Nativity and the Annunciation, all done by Mariano Villalta.

List of Cardinal Priests[edit]

References[edit]

  • Catholic hierarchy
  • C. Rendina, Le Chiese di Roma, Newton & Compton Editori, Milano 2000
  • M. R. Grifone - C. Rendina, Quartiere XVIII. Tor di Quinto, in AA.VV, I quartieri di Roma, Newton & Compton Editori, Roma 2006