Sant'Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana
|Church of Saint Anthony of Padua al Laterano |
Sant'Antonio da Padova all'Esquilino ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
S. Antonii Patavini de Urbe ‹See Tfd›(in Latin)
Facade of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana.
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Minor basilica|
The Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua al Laterano (Italian: Sant'Antonio da Padova all'Esquilino, Latin: S. Antonii Patavini de Urbe) is a Roman Catholic titular church in Rome on Via Merulana, one block from the Obelisk of St. John Lateran. It was 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.
Two staircases provide access to the gantry of the church, where a statue of Saint Anthony of Padua stands holding the Christ Child. Inside, the church is constructed of three naves, divided by two columns of pillars made of pink marble. The general decoration of the church was done by Friar Bonaventura Loffredo da Alghero in 1889-1890. The fresco of the apotheosis of the Franciscan family in the apse area of the sanctuary was done by Friar Loffredo. The paintings of the side altars were done by various artists, mainly Franciscan. St. Clare of Assisi by Giuseppe Bravi (1844-1908) St. Francis of Assisi by Franz De Rhoden (1817-1903) The OFM and FMM Japonese Martyrs by Cesare Mariani (1826-1901) Immaculate Mary by Francesco Szoldatiez (1916) St. Ludovico di Tolosa by Eugenia Pignet (1940) Other paintings were done by the firars Giuseppe Maria Rossi, Caio D' Andrea and Michelangelo Cianti
List of Cardinal Priests
- Peter Doi (28 March 1960 - 21 February 1970)
- António Ribeiro (5 March 1973 – 24 March 1998)
- Cláudio Hummes (21 February 2001 - incumbent)
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