Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Local nameBasilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
LocationRione XV Esquilino, Rome, Italy

The Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem or Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and titular church in rione Esquilino, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome.

According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated circa 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ brought to Rome from the Holy Land by Empress St. Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine I. At that time, the Basilica's floor was covered with soil from Jerusalem, thus acquiring the title in Hierusalem; it is not dedicated to the Holy Cross which is in Jerusalem, but the Basilica itself is "in Jerusalem" in the sense that a "piece" of Jerusalem was moved to Rome for its foundation. The most recent Cardinal Priest of the Titulus S. Crucis in Hierusalem was Juan José Omella, since 28 June 2017.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Croce_in_Gerusalemme

Official Website http://www.santacroceroma.it/

Address (Unnamed Road), Roma 00185, Italy

Coordinates 41°53'17.192" N 12°30'57.23" E

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