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Santa Maria del Soccorso is a modern parish church with a postal address at Via del Badile 1, in a suburb named after it in the district of Collatino. There is a metro station of the same name on the Via Tiburtina. The church's main entrance is on Via Debussy. Pictures of the church at Wikimedia Commons. [1]

The church is in the care of the Instituto del Prado, and is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor.


It was designed by Tullio Rossi in the neo-Romaneque style, and opened in 1938. It has a plain gabled façade rendered in pink, with an an arched doorway in a gabled stone frame. Above this is a circular brick tondo containing a copy in tile of the depiction of the Madonna del Soccorso. This has Our Lady presenting the Infant Jesus as the Sacred Heart.


The church has a nave with two aisles and an apse. The roof timbers are exposed, as there is no ceiling. The openings into the aisles are rectangular, and the square piers between these are adorned by attached square columns in pink marble which extend from floor to roof and have no decoration. Above the high altar is the venerated 19th century painting of the Madonna del Soccorso, donated by the Pasquale family in 1946 and enshrined in a polychrome marble frame with triangular pediment.

External linksEdit

Official diocesan web-page

Italian Wikipedia page

Parish website

Info.roma web-page

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