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Cathédrale Marie Reine du Monde | Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral - Montreal, Quebec. It is the third largest church in Quebec after St. Joseph's Oratory (also in Montreal) and the Basilica of …More
Cathédrale Marie Reine du Monde | Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral - Montreal, Quebec.
It is the third largest church in Quebec after St. Joseph's Oratory (also in Montreal) and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré east of Quebec City. The building is 101 m (333 ft) in length, 46 m (150 ft) in width, and a maximum height of 77 m (252 ft) at the cupola, the diameter of which is 23 m (75 ft).
Work began in 1875 and the new church was consecrated in 1894 as Saint James Cathedral, after Saint James the Great, the patron of the parish the church served. At the time it was the largest church in Quebec. It was made a minor basilica in 1919 by Pope Benedict XV. It was rededicated in 1955 to Mary, Queen of the World, by Pope Pius XII at the request of Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger.
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