El Palmar de Troya

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The cathedral of Palmar de Troya

El Palmar de Troya is a village near the city of Utrera, in Andalusia in southwestern Spain.

With a population of 2,423, it is particularly known for the cathedral of the Palmarian Catholic Church, a schismatic Catholic sect founded by Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, known as "Pope Gregory XVII" in the Palmarian Catholic faith since August 6, 1978 as a result of alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary on the site from the 1960s. He was later claimed as true Pope of whole Catholic faith, instead of the accepted Cardinal Karol Józef Wojtyła, who took the name of John Paul II.

Coordinates: 37°03′47.81″N 5°48′22.75″W / 37.0632806°N 5.8063194°W / 37.0632806; -5.8063194