Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Rome

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Church of Saint Mary Help of Christians in Via Tuscolana
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana (Italian)
S. Mariae Auxiliatricis in via Tusculana
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Santa Maria Ausiliatrice
Basic information
Location Italy Rome, Italy
Geographic coordinates 41°52′28.19″N 12°31′48.96″E / 41.8744972°N 12.5302667°E / 41.8744972; 12.5302667Coordinates: 41°52′28.19″N 12°31′48.96″E / 41.8744972°N 12.5302667°E / 41.8744972; 12.5302667
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish, Titular church, minor basilica
Leadership P. Felice Terriaca[1]
Website Official website
Architectural description
Architect(s) Nicola Mosso, Giulio Vallotti
Architectural type Church
Completed 1936
Specifications
Length 78 metres (256 ft)
Width 43 metres (141 ft)
For the church in Turin, see Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice.

The Church of Saint Mary Help of Christians in Via Tuscolana (Italian: Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Latin: S. Mariae Auxiliatricis in via Tusculana) is a parish and titular church, minor basilica of Rome.

The titulus S. Mariae Auxiliatricis in via Tusculana was established by Pope Paul VI on June 7, 1967, by the apostolic constitution "Ad gubernacula christianae".

History[edit]

Created parish church on March 25, 1932 with the Apostolic Constitution "Inter pastoralis" of Pope Pius XI and entrusted to the Salesians of Don Bosco, it was designed by architects Nicola Mosso and Giulio Vallotti between 1931 and 1936.

Interior[edit]

The interior follows a plan of a mix between a Latin cross and Greek cross, with three aisles. The walls and ceiling are decorated with frescoes of Baroque inspiration, made by Giuseppe Melle between 1957 and 1965.

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