St. Stanislaus Church, Saint Petersburg

The St. Stanislaus Church[1] (Russian: Храм Святого Станислава) is a Catholic church in neoclassical style in Saint Petersburg in northwest Russia.[2]

St. Stanislaus Church
Храм Святого Станислава
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LocationSaint Petersburg
Country Russia
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The church was built by Bishop Stanisław Bohusz Siestrzeńcewicz (1731–1826), the first Archbishop of Mogilev Saint Petersburg in 1783, who donated money and land which used to be his residence. The church, built between 1823 and 1825, is the work of Italian architect David Visconti. It has a capacity of seven hundred people. A year after the consecration, the archbishop was buried there. This was the second Catholic church built after the St. Catherine on Nevsky Prospekt. The parish had 10,200 faithful on the eve of the 1917 revolution had a parochial school and a charity. Bishop Antoni Malecki (1861–1935), who was deported to Siberia in 1930, officiated there from 1887 to 1921. A plaque commemorates his memory in the church.

After the fall of communism the church was registered again in 1992.

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  1. ^ St. Stanislaus Church
  2. ^ "Римско-католическая архиепархия Божией Матери в Москве". cathmos.ru. Retrieved 2016-10-11.

Coordinates: 59°55′21″N 30°17′17″E / 59.9226°N 30.2880°E / 59.9226; 30.2880