St. John's Cathedral (Chiayi)

The Cathedral of Saint John in Chiayi, also known as St. John's Cathedral[1][2] (Chinese: 聖若望主教座堂; pinyin: Shèngruò Wàngzhǔjiào Zuòtáng) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chiayi. It is located at 62nd Street Minchuan, East District, Chiayi City, Taiwan.[3]

St. John's Cathedral
聖若望主教座堂
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LocationEast, Chiayi City, Taiwan
CountryTaiwanTaiwan
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
History
StatusCathedral
Founded1958; 64 years ago (1958)
Past bishop(s)Thomas Chung An-Zu
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Years built1957-1958
Groundbreaking1957
Completed1958
Administration
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Chiayi
Clergy
ArchbishopThomas Chung An-Zu
Bishop(s)Vacant

It is the mother church for Roman Rite worshipers in the diocese of Chiayi,[4] also written Kiayi or (Dioecesis Kiayiensis; 天主教嘉義教區) which was raised to its current status in 1962 by the bull "Cum Apostolica" by Pope John XXIII. It is under the pastoral responsibility of Bishop Thomas Chung An-zu.

Internal view

The current cathedral was built between 1957 and 1958. It has been renovated several times especially after the 1964 Baihe earthquake, after by several floods and typhoons, and a small fire that occurred in 1997.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cathedral of St. John". GCatholic.
  2. ^ ""St. John Cathedral"".
  3. ^ "tribals topple statue question mainlandborn heros peacemaker role - ucanews.com". Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  4. ^ Taiwan shang ye zhi nan: E. T. Tsu. 1961-01-01.

Coordinates: 23°29′03″N 120°27′40″E / 23.4842°N 120.4611°E / 23.4842; 120.4611