Sandomierz Cathedral

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Sandomierz Cathedral
Sandomierz Cathedral, interior

Cathedral Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Sandomierz (Polish: Bazylika katedralna Narodzenia NMP w Sandomierzu) is a gothic cathedral constructed in 1360. Renovated in the baroque style in the 18th century, and received the rank of cathedral in 1818.

Blood Libel Paintings[edit]

This cathedral contains a series of paintings built into the church's wooden panelling depicting the Martyrologium Romanum. The third painting shows the scene which, it is claimed:[1] "...depicts ritual murders committed in Sandomierz by Jews on Christian children. The inscription above the painting reads filius apothecary ab infidelibus judaeis sandomiriensibus occisus (son of an apothecary, by infidel Sandomierz Jews killed) [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fr Edward Górecki Ph.D, A Guide to Sandomierz Cathedral.
  2. ^ Joanna Toarska-Bakir Ph.D., Sandomierz Blood-Libel Myths. Final Report 2006 by University of Warsaw.

Coordinates: 50°40′37″N 21°44′57″E / 50.67694°N 21.74917°E / 50.67694; 21.74917