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La Venerabile Arciconfraternita dei SS. Ambrogio e Carlo


The origins of the Archconfraternity from the second half of the fifteenth century, when the impulse given to the building by the Roman Pope Nicholas V, had run a number of artists and craftsmen from Lombardy who, being away from their countries, wished to establish a brotherhood with a church and a national Hospital. The promoters of the initiative succeeded when he came to pontificate Sixtus IV, who, with the short "supremae dispositionis" of August 29, 1471, gave the canonical erection of the pious Association consists of the Lombardi resident in Rome and gave the Church of St. Nicholas Tufo with its appurtenances, so that you could build a hospice, said "hospital Sancti Ambrosii Lombardorum," by and at the expense of the members of that pious Association.

After the canonization of St. Charles, Paul V with the Short "Pias christifidelium Confraternitates" of August 18, 1612 raised the Confraternity in "Confraternity of SS. Ambrose and Charles," which, in the person of Cardinal Paolo Emilio Sfondrati, patron of the Brotherhood, he conceived the idea of ​​a new temple dedicated to the new saint, right next to the building of the church of S. Ambrose