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The church of Saint Anthony in Campo Marzio, known as Saint Anthony of the Portuguese (Italian: Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi, Portuguese: Santo António dos Portugueses), is a Baroque Roman Catholic titular church in Rome, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon. The church which functions as a national church of the Portuguese community residing in that city and pilgrims visiting Rome and the Vatican.

Church of St. Anthony in Campo Marzio
S. Antonio in Campo Marzio ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
Santo António no Campo de Marte ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
S. Antonii in Campo Martio ‹See Tfd›(in Latin)
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Façade of the church of the National Church in Rome of Portugal.
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusNational Church in Rome of Portugal, titulus
LeadershipManuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente
Location
LocationRome
Geographic coordinates41°54′7.1″N 12°28′28.1″E / 41.901972°N 12.474472°E / 41.901972; 12.474472Coordinates: 41°54′7.1″N 12°28′28.1″E / 41.901972°N 12.474472°E / 41.901972; 12.474472
Architecture
Architect(s)Martino Longhi the Younger, Carlo Rainaldi, Cristoforo Schor
TypeChurch
StyleBaroque
Completed17th century
Specifications
Length30 metres (98 ft)
Width20 metres (66 ft)
Website
Official website

Established as titulus S. Antonii in Campo Martio in 2001, it is currently assigned to Cardinal Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente.

HistoryEdit

The national church of the Portuguese people was designed by Martino Longhi the Younger (1638), Carlo Rainaldi (1657), and finally by Cristoforo Schor (1697), replacing a 15th-century church built under the initial patronage of Cardinal António Martins de Chaves. The ribbed dome (1674–76) was designed by Rainaldi.

The roof is stuccoed by Pompeo Gentile and frescoed by Salvatore Nobili. In the first chapel, the neoclassic monument to Alexandre de Sousa Holstein was sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1806; the second chapel has a Baptism of Christ by Giacinto Calandrucci, and a Circumcision of John the Baptist by Nicolas Lorrain. A second monument in the chapel is also by Calandrucci.

The main altar has an Apparition of the Virgin. Another chapel includes a funerary monument to ambassador Manuel Pereira de Sampaio by Pietro Bracci from 1750. The second chapel has three artworks by Lorrain: a Nativity, Adoration by the Magi, and Repose in Egypt. The first chapel on the left has an altarpiece of Madonna with child and Saints Antonio of Padua and Francis by Antoniazzo Romano.

Cardinal-PriestsEdit

Since the 2001 consistory of Pope John Paul II, the church has been used as a titular church.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sant'Antonio in Campo Marzio at Wikimedia Commons