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The Church of San Silvestro lends its name to the square where this beautiful church is located. The church, also known as “in capite”, boasts the head of Saint John the Baptist as a relic.

The Basilica is administered by the priests and brothers of the Irish Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate – The Pallottines. This privilege was entrusted to the Pallottines by Pope Leo XIII in 1885.

This website is designed to share with visitors the beauty and faithful witness to the Faith of this wonderful church. This includes its historic past but also its current life and on behalf of the Community here the Rector offers you this welcome:

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Father John Fitzpatrick S.A.C (Rector)
Rev. Rory Hanly SAC (Vice Rector)
Fr. Emmanuel Msuri SAC