Messina Cathedral

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Messina Cathedral

Messina Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Messina; Basilica Cattedrale metropolitana di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Messina, Sicily. Formerly the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Messina, it became in 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela.

In June 1947 Pope Pius XII granted it the status of a minor basilica.

The current building is the final result of some twentieth-century reconstructions, which took place following the disastrous earthquake that struck Messina in 1908 and the heavy damages that happened during World War II.[1] The tower houses the Messina astronomical clock, the largest astronomical clock in the world.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Giovanni Bonanno. Cattedrali di Sicilia. M. Grispo, 2000.

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Media related to Messina Cathedral at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°11′32″N 15°33′19″E / 38.1922°N 15.5554°E / 38.1922; 15.5554