Santa Croce in Flaminia
Church of the Holy Cross on the Flaminian Way (in English)
Sancti Crucis in via Flaminia (in Latin)
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Santa Croce in Via Flaminia
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41°55′43″N 12°28′04″E / 41.92873°N 12.46784°E / 41.92873; 12.46784Coordinates: 41°55′43″N 12°28′04″E / 41.92873°N 12.46784°E / 41.92873; 12.46784
LocationVia Guido Reni 2, Rome
CountryItaly
DenominationRoman Catholic
TraditionRoman Rite
History
StatusTitular church, basilica
DedicationHoly Cross
Consecrated1918
Architecture
Architect(s)Aristide Leonori
Architectural typeChurch
Groundbreaking1913
Completed1914
Administration
ProvinceDiocese of Rome
DistrictLazio
Clergy
Cardinal protectorSergio da Rocha

Santa Croce in Via Flaminia is a basilica church dedicated to the Holy Cross on the Via Flaminia in Rome, Italy. Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint-George has its seat there.[1]

It was first built in 1913 by the architect Aristide Leonori for Pope Pius X, in celebration of the 1600th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. In the style of a Roman basilica, it has a mosaic-decorated facade, a portico with six Doric columns and a mosaic by Biagio Biagetti, a five-storey bell tower and a three-aisled nave divided by six columns of Bavarian granite on each side.

It was opened for worship on 12 July 1914, and granted to the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatines), but was not consecrated until 1918 (by Giuseppe Pallica, Titular Archbishop of Philippi).

In 1954, Pope Pius XII made it an alternative station church for Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Pope Paul VI elevated it to the status of Minor Basilica in 1964.

Titular Church

The Church of S. Croce was made a titular church for a Cardinal Priest by Pope Paul VI on 5 February 1965, an anticipation of a need for extra titles for new cardinals. On 22 February 1965 he created twenty-seven new Cardinals.[1]

The position of titular priest of the church is Sergio da Rocha since 19 November 2016.

References

  1. ^ David M. Cheyney, Catholic-Hierarchy: Santa Croce in Via Flaminia. Retrieved: 2016-03-15.