Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Seychelles

The Immaculate Conception Cathedral[1] (French: Cathédrale de l'Immaculée-Conception de Victoria) or simply Cathedral of Victoria, is a religious building of the Catholic Church located in the town of Victoria, on the island of Mahé capital of the African archipelago nation of Seychelles.[2]

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Cathédrale de l'Immaculée-Conception de Victoria
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Victoria, Seychelles.jpg
LocationVictoria
Country Seychelles
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
The memorial service for James Mancham, the first President of Seychelles, in Immaculate Conception Cathedral on 12 January 2017

The cathedral is located near the Clock Tower[3] (Tour de l'Horloge) and the Anglican Cathedral.[4] The church was built in 1874 and recalls the French colonial style.[5]

It is part of the Latin Church and Roman Rite, and serves as the seat of the bishop of the Diocese of Port Victoria which was established in 1892 by Pope Leo XIII. The first reconstruction of the cathedral started in the same year.

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  1. ^ Cathédrale de l'Immaculée-Conception de Victoria
  2. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2012-09-27). Seychelles 2013-2014 (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs) (in French). Petit Futé. ISBN 978-2746959514.
  3. ^ Carpin, Sarah (2010-01-01). Seychelles: Joyau né de l'océan (in French). Editions Olizane. ISBN 9782880863760.
  4. ^ Giscos-Douriez, Alexis. "L'Antre du voyageur onirique -> Page dédié aux Seychelles (Victoria, Mahé, cathédrale Immaculée-Conception)". a.giscos.free.fr. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  5. ^ "Victoria, à Mahé aux Seychelles, parcours à travers l'histoire". www.seychelles.fr. Retrieved 2016-05-14.

Coordinates: 4°37′11″S 55°27′06″E / 4.6198°S 55.4516°E / -4.6198; 55.4516