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Who We Are
The Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua was founded in 1866 and is the oldest existing Italian church in the United States. It has been staffed for all its history by the Franciscan Friars (Order of Friars Minor), headquartered on Thompson Street, New York. It is a territorial parish of the Archdiocese of New York, serving Greenwich Village, Soho, and Tribeca.