Church of Saint Mary Help of Christians in Via Tuscolana
Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana (in Italian)
S. Mariae Auxiliatricis in via Tusculana (in Latin)
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Santa Maria Ausiliatrice
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41°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
LocationRome
CountryItaly
DenominationRoman Catholic
TraditionRoman Rite
Website(in Italian) Official website
History
StatusParish, Titular church, minor basilica
DedicationMary, mother of Jesus
Architecture
Architect(s)Nicola Mosso, Giulio Vallotti
Architectural typeChurch
Groundbreaking1931
Completed1936
Specifications
Length78 metres (256 ft)
Width43 metres (141 ft)
Materialstravertine
Administration
ProvinceRome
DistrictLazio
Clergy
Cardinal protectorP. Felice Terriaca[1]

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

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

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.

List of Cardinal Protectors

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