San Girolamo dei Croati

Saint Jerome of the Croats is the national Catholic church of Croatia on Via Tomacelli in the Campus Martius of Rome. It is now a chapel of the Pontifical Croatian College of Saint Jerome in Rome and is only open to visitors by arrangement with the College.

San Girolamo dei Croati
St. Jerome of the Croatians (in English)
Sancti Hieronymi Croatorum (in Latin)
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Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictLazio
ProvinceRome
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusTitular church
LeadershipJosip Bozanic
Year consecrated1587
Location
LocationItaly Rome, Italy
Architecture
TypeChurch
Groundbreaking1585
Completed1587
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It is also known as "St. Jerome of the Illyrians" (Italian: San Girolamo degli Illirici), and was formerly known as "St. Jerome of the Slavs" (Italian: San Girolamo degli Schiavoni).

HistoryEdit

It was first built in 1585-1587 for refugees from areas ruled by the Turks, and dedicated to St Jerome, who was from Dalmatia (former Roman "Illyricum").[1] The site had been given to them in 1453 (the year of the Fall of Constantinople) by Pope Nicholas V, for the construction of a hospice. It once faced the port built on the Tiber River, called the Porto di Ripetta.

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Coordinates: 41°54′18″N 12°28′33″E / 41.905°N 12.4757°E / 41.905; 12.4757