Santi Simone e Giuda Taddeo

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Santi Simone e Giuda Taddeo a Torre Angela is a late 20th century parish and titular church in the suburb of Torre Angela. The dedication is to the two apostles Simon and Jude Thaddeus.

The permanent church was begun in 1986, to a design by Loreto Policella and Mario Pochesi. It was completed in 1990 and consecrated in 1992. The design is an irregular decaoctagon (eighteen sides), with the pitched roof having a flat section for each side which slope up to meet at a peaked cross-shaped lantern. Each end of the cross of this latter is occupied by a triangular window. The entrance is surrounded by a border made up of ten square colored panels, each showing green, ochre and red concentric squares.

The interior is dominated by the open roof, which is in wood. The altar is backed by a set of screens mostly in white, with decorative detailing in grey shades and some beading in green marble. To the right is a set of screen panels depicting a New Testament scene in bright colors. This is by Paola Ranfi.

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Location: 41° 52' 30 "N, 12° 37' 13.2" E

Additional information

Church #455