Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe ( Spanish: ) is the main Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Roman Catholic church building of Canelones, Uruguay. It is the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Canelones since 1961.
History [ edit ]
The first temple was built in 1775; around the small church, a township evolved. In 1828, the priest
Juan Francisco Larrobla blessed here the first Flag of Uruguay. [1 ]
The current building was completed in 1843, and it was expanded later.
Since 1900 it has a mechanical organ. It is dedicated to the [2 ] Virgin of Guadalupe, which was also the original denomination of the city, Villa Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. [3 ]
In 1945, Cardinal
Antonio Barbieri elevated the church to National Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe. [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Villegas Mañé, Juan José. Historia de la parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Canelones, 1775-1977, en La Iglesia en el Uruguay. Estudios históricos, Cuadernos del ITU, Nº 4, Instituto Teológico del Uruguay, Montevideo, 1978.
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Coordinates: 34°31′30″S 56°16′56″W / 34.5249°S 56.2821°W