Palazzo San Callisto

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The Palazzo San Callisto (also known as the Palace of Saint Callixtus) is a small palace in Rome and one of the extraterritorial Properties of the Holy See. The original Palazzo is located in the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, the later extensions have their entrance in Piazza di San Callisto. The entire complex is one of the areas of the Holy See regulated by the 1929 Lateran Treaty signed with the Kingdom of Italy. As such it has extraterritorial status.

The Palazzo San Callisto was named in honour of Pope Callixtus I and is now home to:

  • The Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • The Pontifical Council for the Family
  • Caritas Internationalis
  • The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
  • The International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
  • and a number of other Catholic organisations that are part of or directly linked to the Holy See.

In 1990, the Palazzo was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Register .

See also

  • Properties of the Holy See
  • Pope Callixtus I