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Catholic Cathedral of St Joseph

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146 Knyaz Boris I Str.
Historical Information
The year 1878 saw the construction of a small church, built thanks to donations by Emperor Franz Joseph II of Austria. In 1994 it was destroyed by the Allied bombing raids. The funds raised for its restoration disappeared during the Communist regime. On his visit to Sofia in 2002, Pope John Paul II blessed the foundation stone of the new Cathedral. The construction was finalized after the design of architects K. Peev and S. Yanev, and the consecration took place in 2006. The cathedral features an organ and is the biggest Roman Catholic cathedral in Bulgaria. In front of the cathedral is the statue of the Blessed Pope John XXIII, consecrated also by Pope John Paul II.

146 Knyaz Boris I Str.