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The church of San Leone is a church of Rome in Prenestino-Labicano district, in via Prenestina. It is dedicated to the fifth-century pope, Pope Leo I.

San Leone I
St. Leo I (in English)
S. Leonis I Papæ (in Latin)
Chiesa SLeoneI Roma.jpg
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictLazio
ProvinceRome
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusTitular church
LeadershipCristóbal López Romero
Year consecrated1952
Location
LocationItaly Rome, Italy
Architecture
Architect(s)Giuseppe Zander
TypeChurch
Groundbreaking1950
Completed1952

HistoryEdit

The church was built by the architect Giuseppe Zander between 1950 and 1952.

It is the home of the parish, established 7 October 1952 by decree of the Cardinal Vicar Clemente Micara Tricesimo iam vertente. In addition it is also home since 1965 the title of cardinal "San Leone I".

The church was visited by Pope John Paul II 17 December 1989.[1]

List of Cardinal ProtectorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Visita a la Parrocchia di San Leone I" (in Italian). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 17 December 1989. Retrieved 2 July 2018. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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