Talk:Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Oldest cathedral[edit]

The "oldest cathedral in the world", no matter how you cut it, is the Etchmiadzin Cathedral. And at the time of its construction there were no divisions along the lines of Catholicism/Eastern Christianity (or even at the time of Saint Domnius' consecration).

I've not found non-Croatian sources that echo the "oldest Cathedral" claims. However, I've also not been able to find a Catholic cathedral older than this one that remains in use to this day in its original structure, without large-scale renovation/rebuilding. The Cathedrals of Rome and Trier are older, but have been nearly completely rebuilt at a much later date.

At the very least, the "oldest Cathedral in the world" claim needs to be qualified in terms of "oldest Catholic cathedral, that's still in use today, in its original building". However, in terms of the actual structure used by the cathedral, Domnius is only a few years younger than Etchmiadzin. Though the building (Diocletian's Mausoleum) was consecrated as a cathedral some four hundred years after it was built. -- Director (talk) 20:27, 7 May 2014 (UTC)