Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Rožňava)

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Cathedral of the Assumption
Katedrála Nanebovzatia Panny Márie
Rožňava Cathedral Church.jpg
Cathedral of the Assumption is located in Slovakia
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption
Location in Slovakia
48°39′49″N 20°31′54″E / 48.6635°N 20.5316°E / 48.6635; 20.5316Coordinates: 48°39′49″N 20°31′54″E / 48.6635°N 20.5316°E / 48.6635; 20.5316
Location Rožňava
Country Slovakia
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Dedication Assumption of Mary
Specifications
Number of spires 1
Administration
Diocese Rožňava
Clergy
Bishop(s) Stanislav Stolárik

Cathedral of the Assumption is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Rožňava, Slovakia. It is the seat of Bishop of Rožňava.

History[edit]

The church was completed in 1304. At the turn of the 15th and 16th century the church underwent comprehensive rebuilding. Moreover during the 16th and 17th century the church was used by both Catholics and Protestants. With the establishment of the episcopal see of Rožňava on 13 March 1776, the church became the cathedral of the new diocese. As a result a number of extensive interior modifications were made. The church was originally built without a tower, but which was later added in the 19th century.

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