Sacro Cuore di Maria

Sacro Cuore Immacolato di Maria (Sacred Immaculate Heart of Mary), is a titular church in Piazza Euclide, Rome. It was built by the architect Armando Brasini (18791965). Its construction began in 1923 with the design of a Greek cross inscribed in a circle with an articulated facade, and completed before 1936, the year in which it was made a parish church and granted to the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Sacred Immaculate Heart of Mary, usually known as the Claretians. A grand dome was planned, but never realised; a smaller drum was completed in 1951.

In the baptistery there are modern paintings by the Armenian Gregorio Sciltian (19001985).

Pope John XXIII elevated it to the rank of Minor Basilica in May 1959, and Pope Paul VI made it a titular church in February 1965, with Ángel Herrera Oria as the first titular. The present titular priest is Julius Riyadi Darmaatmadja S.J., appointed in 1994.

Coordinates: 41°55′38.56″N 12°28′51.88″E / 41.9273778°N 12.4810778°E / 41.9273778; 12.4810778

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