This Article, by Gregory Dipippo,
is taken from, and can be read in full at,
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, United States of America.
Illustration: CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Solemn Pontifical Mass at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia,
for The Feast of The Exaltation of The Holy Cross.
The Celebrant was His Excellency Bishop Joseph Perry, Auxiliary of Chicago.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Head Church of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It was built from 1846-1864 and was designed by Napoleon LeBrun – from original plans by Reverends Mariano Muller and John B. Tornatore – with the Dome and Palladian facade designed by John Notman and Rev. John T. Mahoney added after 1850. The Interior was largely decorated by Constantino Brumidi. The Cathedral is the largest Catholic Church in
Pennsylvania, and was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
(Source: Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City (2nd ed.)
Photo: 3 May 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: Beyond My Ken.