|Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo
Facade of the cathedral Saint Charles Borromeo
|Year consecrated||20 December 1923|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
|Leadership||Bishop Dominique Lebrun|
|Architect(s)||Pierre Bossan, Adrien Rey, Francisque Dodat|
|Length||80 metres (260 ft)|
|Width||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Official name: Cathédrale Saint-Charles|
|Reference No.||IA42000147 |
It has been the seat of the Bishop of Saint-Étienne since the foundation of the diocese on 26 December 1970.
The church, dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, was constructed between 1912 and 1923 in a primitive neo-Gothic style, on a Latin cross groundplan with transept and triple nave, and a belltower on the west front. The building is 80 metres (260 ft) long, 30 metres (98 ft) wide and 17 metres (56 ft) from the centre of the roof vault to the ground. The organ in the choir dates from 1930, and there is another very imposing one by A. Durand from 1968. The building was however an excessively ambitious one right from the start, and remains unfinished: it was intended that there should be another three belltowers and a dome, besides quantities of external and internal decoration presently lacking.
- "Inventaire Général du Patrimoine Culturel". Base de donnée Mérimée (in French). Ministère de la Culture. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
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- Forez.info. "Petite histoire de la cathédrale Saint-Charles" (in French). Retrieved 2011-01-14.
- Catholic Hierarchy: Diocese of Saint-Étienne
- Diocese of Saint-Étienne official website
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