Chiesa di San Giovanni della Pigna, Rome

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San Giovanni della Pigna, a church in the diocese of Rome, was made a cardinalate deaconry by Pope John Paul II in 1985.
Francis Arinze (1985 - 2005)Raffaele Farina, SDB (2007 - )
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  • It is a small church near the Pantheon and the Santa Maria sopra Minerva Church. The appearance was very simple, and it was made to assimilate with the building of surroundings, and the feeling of the church which adhered to the life of the people who lived near was felt.
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  • It is a church in the Pantheon, just near the Piña Street. It was very small but beautiful and very quiet.
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  • Walking through the alleys of Rome I discovered by chance this church, from outside the facade is simple but just enter and discover a little jewel. From the vault to the altar, from the frescoes to the paintings everything strikes you.
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  • A quaint chapel, at least by Roman standards. It is a lovely and quiet place to pray and spend some time away from the busy & bustle of the streets. It has heating as well so it’s nice and warm during the colder months.
  • Simple and beautiful place
  • After walking from church to church experiencing soaring ceilings and grand naves, this tiny church was a place where the spirit and eye could rest. Enjoy.
  • The church has very ancient origins, there are documents attesting the presence of the X century A.D. Over the centuries it was reduced to a dilapidated state so it was assigned to the "Brotherhood of Mercy towards the inmates" that restored it completely. In the NINETEENTH century it was assigned to the Salesians. The church once dedicated to the martyrs Eleuterio and Genesio is now dedicated to San Giovanni della Pigna The façade is quite simple, it presents tripartite, by means of pilasters with ionic capitals, on the cornice at the base of the pediment there is an inscription indicating that the church was in the past in management of the "Brotherhood of Mercy towards the inmates" . The church has a single portal very large if compared to the size of the façade, which is crowned with a beautiful bas-relief representing an angel. The church inside has a single nave, there are two altars for each side. At the bottom is the semicircular apse, with the main altar where there is the altarpiece depicting St. John the Baptist (XVII century). The church is in good condition, being quite recent the last Restoration (2007). Note: Near the church, lived in the homonymous palace (still existing) the family Porcari which was very important in Rome in the Middle Ages. For this reason in the church there are some tombstones of the aforementioned family, several of them very beautiful one in particular that is adorned by a beautiful mosaic decoration.
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  • The church has very ancient origins, there are documents attesting the presence of the X century A.D. Over the centuries it was reduced to a dilapidated state so it was assigned to the "Brotherhood of Mercy towards the inmates" that restored it completely. In the NINETEENTH century it was assigned to the Salesians. The church once dedicated to the martyrs Eleuterio and Genesio is now dedicated to San Giovanni della Pigna The façade is quite simple, it presents tripartite, by means of pilasters with ionic capitals, on the cornice at the base of the pediment there is an inscription indicating that the church was in the past in management of the "Brotherhood of Mercy towards the inmates" . The church has a single portal very large if compared to the size of the façade, which is crowned with a beautiful bas-relief representing an angel. The church inside has a single nave, there are two altars for each side. At the bottom is the semicircular apse, with the main altar where there is the altarpiece depicting St. John the Baptist (XVII century). The church is in good condition, being quite recent the last Restoration (2007). Note: Near the church, lived in the homonymous palace (still existing) the family Porcari which was very important in Rome in the Middle Ages. For this reason in the church there are some tombstones of the aforementioned family, several of them very beautiful one in particular that is adorned by a beautiful mosaic decoration.
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