The church of Santa Maria Mater Ecclesiae is a church in Rome, in the Torrino area.
It was built on a project by Giorgio Pacini between 1986 and 1988 in replacement of an earlier church.
The ceremony of laying the first stone took place on 1 June 1986; the stone which was used was originally found during excavations in the Vatican and belonged to the ancient Basilica of St. Peter. It was blessed by Pope Paul VI on the closing ceremony of the Second Vatican Council (Santa Maria Mater Ecclesiae is in fact the parish built by Pope Paul VI in memory of that Council).
The church was consecrated on 28 May 1988 by the Cardinal Vicar Ugo Poletti and on 19 February 1989 it received the visit of Pope John Paul II.

Via Sciangai, 10 (Piazza Cina).
Rome, Italy.
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