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The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius (Italian: Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola in Campo Marzio, Latin: Ecclesia Santi Ignatii a Loyola in Campo Martio) is a Roman Catholic titular church, of deaconry rank, dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, located in Rome, Italy. Built in Baroque style between 1626 and 1650, the church functioned originally as the chapel of the adjacent Roman College, that moved in 1584 to a new larger building and was renamed the Pontifical Gregorian University. The most recent Cardinal of the Titulus S. Ignatii de Loyola in Campo Martio was Cardinal Roberto Tucci, S.J.; he had been its Cardinal Deacon until he became its Cardinal Priest (i.e., opted for the order of cardinal priests, with this church being elevated "pro hac vice" to title).
  • Jovi Dacanay

    6 days ago

    Right at the heart of the historic center, and quite accessible. About 800 meters from Ponte Umberto II, walk via Via del Corso Emmanuelle. You will see beautiful sites along the way. There is holy Mass in the morning and 12noon. Beautiful Church

  • adi tay

    3 months ago

    Found this place by accident on the way to the Pantheon and what an amazing place it is. The paintings on the ceiling are amazing and it takes a good long look before you realize it`s not a dome in the ceiling but a painting. Well worth going inside.

  • pts pts

    a month ago

    High baroque, with great and clearly masterful use of perspective to make the ceiling appear taller than it really is, and appear as if it has a Central high done. Errors were made made by the old masters, look carefully at the angles the Faux pillsts were painted on the aisles ceiling, faux dome, and side apses. Takes a little time to notice the finer points and painted perspective errors

  • Alwin Macalalad

    4 months ago

    A beautiful church dedicated to St. Ignatius. Breathtaking artwork on the ceiling, and check out the cupola... that's not a cupola! It also houses what remains of a large frescoe of the Incarnation -- Our Lady of the Annunciation, which the Marian Congregations (now the Christian Life Community) adopted as devotion.

  • Paul Clark

    3 months ago

    I have to say that I was quite underwhelmed by the Sistine Chapel. I felt that the art on the walls was quite crude, and I had seen a far more impressive ceiling in the church of Saint Ignazio di Loyola, and experienced a more spiritual atmosphere in the Pantheon. My visit to the Sistine was not improved by the appalling security people in the chapel itself, constantly shouting “Silence” and “No Photographs,” and generally making far more noise than the visitors. The “No Photos” rule is dreadful. Many of the visitors to this place are adherents to the Catholic faith, and for the Church to deprive many of its people of the right to record what for many is a once in a lifetime experience by selling the copyright on all images to a Japanese TV Company is despicable. Talk about selling their birthright for a mess of pottage!