Santi Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta
Santi Urbano e Lorenzo a Prima Porta, a church in the diocese of Rome, was made a cardinalate deaconry by Pope John Paul II in November 1994 and was assigned to Cardinal Gilberto Agustoni, then Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. In 2005 he took the option, which is open to Cardinal-Deacons after ten years, of becoming a Cardinal-Priest, with the same church as his titular church. The Cardinal died on the 13th of January 2017. The parish has now lost its titular church dignity and does not expect to have another Cardinal named to it.
The Parish is in the care of the Pauline Fathers, who have a monastery as part of the parish complex. The monastery also serves as the house of formation for the order's seminarians of the Australian province and those who will serve in the Italian delegation of the Order. The seminarians commute to and study at the Angelicum. Life in the parish serves as the backbone of the pastoral formation of the seminarians, who are encouraged to learn Italian, the language of the parish and the house. Thus the Prior of the house serves as Prior of the monastery, Pastor of the Parish and Prefect of the Seminarians.
List of Cardinal ProtectorsEdit
- Gilberto Agustoni (26 November 1994 - 13 January 2017)