Assumption Cathedral, Chania

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Assumption Cathedral
Καθεδρικός Ναός της Κοιμήσεως της Θεοτόκου
Καθολική εκκλησία Χανίων 8320.jpg
Country Greece
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Crete

The Assumption Cathedral [1] (Greek: Καθεδρικός Ναός της Κοιμήσεως της Θεοτόκου) also called Catholic Cathedral of Chania and alternatively Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is the Roman Catholic cathedral in Chania,[2] on the island of Crete in Greece.


Internior view

It was built in 1879 by the first Catholic bishop of Crete, Aloisio Cannavo, to serve the entire Catholic population of the region. In 2004, the cathedral celebrated its 125th anniversary. The church is under the responsibility of the Capuchin Order.

The cathedral follows the Roman or Latin rite and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crete (Dioecesis Candiensis or Επισκοπή Κρήτης) that was originally created in 1213 and was restored by Pope Pius IX in 1874.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cathedral of the Assumption in Chania
  2. ^ "Catholic Church Chania | Christians in Crete". Retrieved 2016-09-03.

Coordinates: 35°30′55″N 24°01′01″E / 35.5153°N 24.0169°E / 35.5153; 24.0169