Saint Francisco of Asizi
The Catholic Church of Saint Francisco of Asizi
The Church of Agios Frangiskos ( Saint Francisco of Assisi ) is the official Latin Church of Rhodes, situated next to the Orthodox… church of Saint Athanasios, with its construction beganing in 1936 and completed in 1939. It is dedicated to Agios Frangiskos, a man who fought in many wars and lived a high – spirited life in great poverty. A vision he saw during a serious illness, led him to dedicate his life to charities. He is known as the patron Saint of animals.
The church was designed by the Italian architect Stefano Pellini, has very good acoustics and a unique architecture with white marble, while the walls of the chorus depict the three most significant events from the life of Saint Francisco. A local craftsman created an iron statue of Saint Francisco, at the right side of the church, where it stands till today. The statue is surrounded by blackberry bushes, palm trees, and animals. The church celebrates on October 4th.