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Santa Rita di Cascia a Torre Angela is a modern parish church is at Via Acquaroni 71 in the suburb of Torre Bella Monaca in Torre Angela district, north of Via Casilina.

The parish is administered by the Augustiniani or Augustinian Friars. The dedication is to St Rita of Cascia.

The church was completed in 1985, and has a very unusual plan based on half a decagon with a semi-circle cut out around where the centre of the decagon would be. This semicircle occupies the space above the altar, with a smaller, lower semicircular apse behind. The pitched roof slopes up to the transect of the decagon, with each side having its own slope and the apexes meeting at the semicircle.

A cylindrical entrance porch with a flat circular roof is inserted not into the side opposite the altar, but that to the left. The walls are low, in red brick framed in white at ground and eaves levels, and each side has a segmental protrusion with two pairs of small windows on either side. Another, smaller and lower half decagon is attached to the left hand side of the transect wall, and this contains the sacristy.

External linksEdit

Official diocesan web-page

Parish website

Aerial photo

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