Vaduz Cathedral

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Vaduz Cathedral
Kathedrale St. Florin in Vaduz (German)
Catedral-Vaduz-Liechtenstein.jpg
North side
Basic information
Location Vaduz
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 47°08′10″N 9°31′22″E / 47.1362°N 9.5227°E / 47.1362; 9.5227
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rite Roman
Year consecrated 1873
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Leadership Archbishop Wolfgang Haas
Website www.erzbistum-vaduz.li
Architectural description
Architect(s) Friedrich von Schmidt
Architectural type Cathedral
Architectural style High Gothic
Direction of façade West
Groundbreaking 1869
Completed 1874
Specifications

Vaduz Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Florin (German: St. Florinskirche in Vaduz or Kathedrale St. Florin), is a neo-Gothic church in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and the center of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz. Originally a parish church, it has held the status of cathedral since 1997.

It was built in 1874 by Friedrich von Schmidt on the site of earlier medieval foundations. Its patron saint is Florinus of Remüs (Florin), a 9th-century saint of the Vinschgau Valley.

The Archdiocese of Vaduz was erected by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic constitution Ad satius consulendum 2 December 1997. Before then it had been the Liechtenstein Deanery, a part of the Swiss Diocese of Chur. The solemn public ceremony took place on 12 December 1997, in the parish church of Vaduz, which was then raised to the dignity of a cathedral.

Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek were both buried in the cathedral in 1989. Elisabeth von Gutmann was buried there too.

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