Christuskirche, Rome

Coordinates: 41°54′32″N 12°29′30″E / 41.90889°N 12.49167°E / 41.90889; 12.49167
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Evangelisch-lutherische Christuskirche
Italian: Chiesa evangelica luterana
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Christuskirche in 2008
41°54′32″N 12°29′30″E / 41.90889°N 12.49167°E / 41.90889; 12.49167
DenominationLutheran Evangelical Church in Italy
Architect(s)Franz Schwechten
StyleRomanesque Revival

The Christuskirche is a Lutheran Evangelical church in Rome. It was built between 1910 and 1922 under direction of architect Franz Heinrich Schwechten, who also responsible for the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin.

On 11 December 1983, Pope John Paul II visited the church and participated in an ecumenical service,[1] the first papal visit ever to a Lutheran church. The visit took place 500 years after the birth of Martin Luther, the German Augustinian monk and Protestant Reformer.

On January 14, 2015, Swedish actress Anita Ekberg's funeral Mass was held at Christuskirche.[2]


  1. ^ John Paul II (11 December 1983). "Während des Ökumenisches Treffen mit der evangelisch-lutherischen Gemeinde von Rom" (in German). The Holy See. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ Anita Ekberg, mercoledì i funerali nella chiesa evangelica luterana, Corriere di Roma, January 11, 2015.

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