Basilica di San Camillo de Lellis, Rome

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San Camillo de Lellis is a church on Via Sallustiana, Rome, Italy. It is dedicated to Saint Camillus de Lellis.It was built under Pope Pius X, with construction (under the architect Tullio Passarelli) commencing in 1906 and the first stone being laid by Cardinal Antonio Agliardi. It was consecrated and made a parochial church in 1910, granted to the Chierici Regolari Ministri degli Infermi, the Priest Ministers of the Sick, the order founded by Camillus. In 1965, Pope Paul VI elevated the church to the status of minor basilica and become the seat of cardinalatial title of S. Camilli de Lellis ad Hortus Sallustianos. Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne is the incumbent cardinal protector since 2001.ArchitectureExteriorThe façade, by Passarelli, is in the Neo-Gothic style of Lombardy. It is covered with red stone, with decorative elements in travertine. Before it is a large staircase. There are three doorways, each with a lunette with bas-relief above. Over the central one is Christ presenting Saint Camillus to the Sick, to the sides are Christ between Children and The Pardon of the Adulteress. Between the two stories is a gallery decorated with symbols of the Evangelists.Adjacent to the church is the house of the Priest Ministers of the Sick.
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