Santi Quirico e Giulitta

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Santi Quirico e Giulitta
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Basic information
Location Italy Rome, Italy
Geographic coordinates 41°53′39″N 12°29′15″E / 41.89404°N 12.48760°E / 41.89404; 12.48760Coordinates: 41°53′39″N 12°29′15″E / 41.89404°N 12.48760°E / 41.89404; 12.48760
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Country Italy
Architectural description
Architect(s) Filippo Raguzzini
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 6th century
Completed 1733 (reconstruction)

The Roman Catholic titular church of Santi Quirico e Giulitta (Saints Quiricus and Julietta) in Rome is named after a son and mother who were martyred in 304 AD in Tarsus. The church is located in central Rome behind the Forum of Augustus. The address is: Via di Tor de’ Conti 31/A, 00184.

Today the church is administered by the Third Order of Saint Francis. The feast of Sts Quiricus and Julitta is celebrated on 16 June.

History[edit]

Interior of the church

The first church here was built in the 6th century, under Pope Vigilius, and originally dedicated to Sts Stephen and Lawrence the Deacons. It was rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14th century.

The relics of St Cyriacus were translated here in 1475; they were later translated to the church of Santa Maria in Via Lata. The translation may have been the result of some confusion, as Cyriacus is an alternative form of Quiricus. In 1716, it was destroyed by fire. Pope Innocent XIII who was the Cardinal-Protector had it rebuilt and granted it to the Dominicans of San Marco. The church as it stands today was completed in 1733, and was designed by Filippo Raguzzini. The last restoration was carried out in 1965-1970.

The church has many connections to Ireland. The church was the first parish church of the original Irish College in Rome before the college moved to its present location. Some of the students of the Irish College who died in the seventeenth century and the eighteenth century are buried here. The church was established as a titular church on 13 April 1587.

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