Sant'Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana

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Church of Saint Anthony of Padua on Via Tuscolana
Santi Antonio da Padova e Annibale Maria (Italian)
S. Antonii Patavini in via Tusculana (Latin)
Basic information
Location Rome, Italy
Geographic coordinates 41°52′53.24″N 12°31′12.28″E / 41.8814556°N 12.5200778°E / 41.8814556; 12.5200778Coordinates: 41°52′53.24″N 12°31′12.28″E / 41.8814556°N 12.5200778°E / 41.8814556; 12.5200778
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Country Italy
Year consecrated 1965
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Titular church
Leadership Paulo Evaristo Arns
Website Official website
Architectural description
Architect(s) Raffaele Bocconi
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1947
Completed 1948

The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua on Via Tuscolana (Italian: Santi Antonio da Padova e Annibale Maria) is a Roman Catholic titular church in Rome, built for the religious congregation of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus, to whose founder Saint Annibale Maria di Francia is co-concercrated the church along with Saint Anthony of Padua. Having been completed in 1948 it was given to the Rogationists fathers, before being concercrated on 27 May 1965 by Cardinal Luigi Traglia. On 5 March 1973 Pope Paul VI granted it a titular church as a seat for Cardinals.[1]

The most recent Cardinal Priest of this church until his death on 14 December 2016 was Paulo Evaristo Arns.

Architecture[edit]

The facade of the church has three doors, which are topped by five windows. The interior is constituted of three naves. The tabernacle is made of alabaster and bronze statues. The church is famous for having the highest bell tower in Rome at 47 meters.

Two plaques inside the church commemorate the visits of Pope Paul VI in 1974 and Pope John Paul II in 1979.

List of Cardinal Priests[edit]

References[edit]

  • C. Rendina, Le Chiese di Roma, Newton & Compton Editori, Milano 2000, 38
  • G. Ciarpaneto, Quartiere VIII. Tuscolano, in AA.VV, I quartieri di Roma, Newton & Compton Editori, Roma 2006