San Leone I
|San Leone I |
St. Leo I (in English)
S. Leonis I Papæ (in Latin)
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Titular church|
|Leadership||Sergio Obeso Rivera|
The church of San Leone is a church of Rome in Prenestino-Labicano district, in via Prenestina. It is dedicated to the fifth-century pope, Saint Leo the Great.
The church was built by the architect Giuseppe Zander between 1950 and 1952.
It is the home of the parish, established 7 October 1952 by decree of the Cardinal Vicar Clemente Micara Tricesimo iam vertente. In addition it is also home since 1965 the title of cardinal "San Leone I".
The church was visited by Pope John Paul II 17 December 1989.
List of Cardinal Protectors
- Lorenz Jager 25 February 1965 – 7 April 1975
- Roger Etchegaray 30 June 1979 – 24 June 1998
- Karl Lehmann 21 February 2001 - 11 March 2018
- Sergio Obeso Rivera 28 June 2018 – present
- "Visita a la Parrocchia di San Leone I" (in Italian). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 17 December 1989. Retrieved 2 July 2018.