Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Rome

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Church of Saint Mary Help of Christians in Via Tuscolana
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana (in Italian)
S. Mariae Auxiliatricis in via Tusculana
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Santa Maria Ausiliatrice
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceRome
RiteLatin Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusParish, Titular church, minor basilica
LeadershipP. Felice Terriaca[1]
Location
LocationItaly Rome, Italy
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Rome is located in Rome
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Rome
Shown within Rome
Geographic coordinates41°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
Architecture
Architect(s)Nicola Mosso, Giulio Vallotti
TypeChurch
Groundbreaking1931
Completed1936
Specifications
Length78 metres (256 ft)
Width43 metres (141 ft)
Materialstravertine
Website
(in Italian) Official website
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 naves. The walls and ceiling are decorated with frescoes of Baroque inspiration, made by Giuseppe Melle between 1957 and 1965.

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