Greek Catholic Cathedral, Uzhhorod

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Greek Catholic Cathedral, Uzhhorod
Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Uzhhorod 2009.jpg
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Holy Cross Cathedral is a Ruthenian Catholic cathedral in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. It is dedicated to the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

The Baroque church was built in 1646 at the behest of the Jesuits from funds donated by the Drugeth noble family. It sustained some damage during Rákóczi's War of Independence. After the Society of Jesus was suppressed in 1773, Empress Maria Theresa allowed the Greek Catholics to take possession of the building. It was renovated to László Fabri's Neoclassical designs in 1848.

During the Soviet period (1945–1991) the building was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church. On October 10, 1991 after the legalization and restoration of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the cathedral was returned to the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Mukacheve. On June 28, 2003 the relics of Blessed Theodore Romzha were translated to the cathedral.[1]

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Coordinates: 48°37′22″N 22°18′08″E / 48.62278°N 22.30222°E / 48.62278; 22.30222