Cathedral of the Assumption, Majuro

The Cathedral of the Assumption is a Catholic cathedral[1] located in Majuro,[2] Republic of the Marshall Islands.[3] It is the seat of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands, which covers the entire country, as well as Wake Atoll (dependent on the United States). It is located in the city center.

Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption, Majuro is located in Marshall Islands
Cathedral of the Assumption, Majuro
Cathedral of the Assumption, Majuro is located in Oceania
Cathedral of the Assumption, Majuro
07°06′7.74″N 171°22′42.69″E / 7.1021500°N 171.3785250°E / 7.1021500; 171.3785250Coordinates: 07°06′7.74″N 171°22′42.69″E / 7.1021500°N 171.3785250°E / 7.1021500; 171.3785250
LocationDelap-Uliga-Djarrit
CountryMarshall Islands
DenominationCatholic Church
Administration
DioceseApostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands
Clergy
Priest(s)Very Rev. Raymundo Sabio (Prefect)

The current apostolic prefect is Raymundo Sabio.[4]

It was built in 1898, with the arrival of the missionaries of the Order of the Sacred Heart in Majuro Atoll. It is separated from the Diocese of the Carolines and Marshall Islands on April 23, 1993, under Pope John Paul II.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Official Catholic Directory for the Year of Our Lord ... P.J. Kenedy. 2005-01-01.
  2. ^ Lal, Brij V.; Fortune, Kate (2000-01-01). The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824822651.
  3. ^ The Catholic Church in Micronesia: historical essays on the Catholic Church in the Caroline and Marshall Islands. Micronesian Seminar, c2003. 2003-01-01.
  4. ^ "Cathedral of the Assumption, Majuro, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2016-04-27.