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"Catholic Cathedral"

Kristskirkja is dedicated to Jesus Christ and is the bishopric for the small Roman Catholic community in Iceland. Being one of few non-Lutheran churches in Iceland, it is well worth visiting. Furthermore, it is beautifully designed and situated in the center of Reykjavík. Inside the church there is a statue of Iceland's patron saint, St Thorlac (1133-1193) - declared thus by Pope John Paul II in 1984. Above the high altar there is a statue, carved from cedar, of Christ standing on the world. The artist gave instructions that it was not to be copied, so it is unique. The statue was given to the cathedral by Pope Pius XI. Inside there is also a wooden statue of the Holy mother and Child, thought to be from the fourteenth century. The cathedral's crucifix and the bishop's chair were carved by Ríkharður Jónsson, an Icelandic artist, and are well worth viewing. On the outside there is a bust of Bishop Meulenberg (1872-1941). He is claimed to have been responsible for the building of the cathedral.
Landakot, Reykjavík, Iceland, 101
"Catholic Cathedral"
Kristskirkja is dedicated to Jesus Christ and is the bishopric for the small Roman Catholic community in Iceland. Being one of few non-Lutheran churches in Iceland, it is well worth visiting. Furthermore, it is beautifully designed and situated in the center of Reykjavík. Inside the church there is a statue of Iceland's patron saint, St Thorlac (1133-1193) - declared thus by Pope John Paul II in 1984. Above the high altar there is a statue, carved from cedar, of Christ standing on the world. The artist gave instructions that it was not to be copied, so it is unique. The statue was given to the cathedral by Pope Pius XI. Inside there is also a wooden statue of the Holy mother and Child, thought to be from the fourteenth century. The cathedral's crucifix and the bishop's chair were carved by Ríkharður Jónsson, an Icelandic artist, and are well worth viewing. On the outside there is a bust of Bishop Meulenberg (1872-1941). He is claimed to have been responsible for the building of the cathedral.
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