Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Sacred Heart Cathedral Guangzhou City, Guangdong China is described as the largest Gothic Church in China.
The cathedral is also known as “Shi Shi” (Stone-Chamber) because that all its walls and poles are made of granite.
Stone House (Roman Catholic Church), located on Yide Road, was actually the office of the Guangdong and Guangxi provinces during the late Qing Dynasty. Originally named the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, it was built entirely of granite, hence its name, the Stone House. This, the largest Catholic church in China, is well known in the Far East and is still a religious centre for Guangzhou’s Roman Catholics. It was built between 1863-1888 by the French Architect Guillemin.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Shishi Jiaotang) is now a Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) church, with no contact being allowed outside of China. The church’s construction was begun in the 1860’s and completed in 1888. It somehow survived the Cultural Revolution. It is located on Yide Lu in Central Guangzhou. It is a Gothic-style cathedral with a 190 foot (or so) tower. It’s large copper bell was shipped in from France.