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Santa Maria Regina Apostolorum is a modern parish church at Via Giuseppe Ferrari 1, in the Della Vittoria district north of Vatican City. Picture of the church at Wikimedia Commons. [1]

The parish is administered by the Pallotines. The dedication is to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of "Queen of the Apostles" (Regina apostolorum in Latin).

The church was designed by Luigi Francassini Guidi, and built in 1936 in a neo-Baroque style. Rather unfortunately, it is part of a terrace of buildings and is joined onto its neighbours on either side.

The three-storey façade uses grey stone for the architectural details such as pilasters and architraves, and cream-coloured render for the window surrounds. The window frames are in limestone. The doorway is surmounted by an architrave which runs across the frontage, and has a triangular pediment over this. There is a pair of round-headed windows flanking the door. The second storey has four pilasters without capitals and merging into their architrave, and these frame three windows. The central one only is round-headed. The top storey has four stubby pilasters, the middle two supporting a small triangular pediment broken at the bottom and framing a dedicatory inscription. Above this is a coat of arms, extending into the pediment. Either side of the inner pair of pilasters is a pair of double volutes, and the outer pilasters bear a symbolic mountain in relief.

External linksEdit

Official diocesan web-page

Short description in Italian

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