|San Camillo de Lellis|
|English name:||St Camillus of Lellis|
|Latin name:||Sancti Camilli de Lellis ad Hortos Sallustianos|
|Dedication:||St Camillus of Lellis|
|Type:||Titular church, Minor basilica|
|Titular church||Card. Cipriani Thorne|
|Address:|| Via Sallustiana 24 |
|Phone:||06 48 18 188|
San Camillo de Lellis is an early 20th century parish and titular church and minor basilica dedicated to St Camillus of Lellis, the 16th century founder of the Priest Ministers of the Sick. It is also known as San Camillo de Lellis agli Orti Sallustiani, but the official name is as given.
The church was built under Pope Pius X (1903-1914), and was consecrated and made a parochial church in 1910. The architect Tullio Passarelli started construction in 1906. It was granted to the Chierici Regolari Ministri degli Infermi, the "Clerks Regular, Ministers of the Sick" which is the order founded by St Camillus which was approved in 1591. It is better known as the Camillians.
The first stone was laid by Antonio Cardinal Agliardi.
In 1965, Pope Paul VI elevated the church to the status of Minor Basilica. In the same year it was established as titular church. There have been two titulars: the first being Paul Zougrana, archbishop of Ouagadougou, titular from 1965 to 2000 and Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima who was made Cardinal on 21 February 2001 Exterior
The façade, by Passarelli, is in the Neo-Gothic style of Lombardy. It is covered with red stone, with decorative elements in travertine. Before it is a large staircase. There are three doorways, each with a lunette with bas-relief above. Over the central one is Christ presenting St Camillus to the Sick, to the sides are Christ between Children and The Pardon of the Adulteress. Between the two stories is a gallery decorated with symbols of the Evangelists.
Adjacent to the church is the convent of the Camillians.
The church has a Latin cross plan with three aisles divided by pillars that support arches.
There is a side altar dedicated to the Blessed Virgin.
The feast of St Camillus is celebrated on 14 July.