Sarlat Cathedral

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Sarlat Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat
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Sarlat Cathedral
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceDiocese of Sarlat
RegionDordogne
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
StatusActive
Location
LocationSarlat-la-Canéda,  France
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 44°53′20″N 1°13′1″E / 44.88889°N 1.21694°E / 44.88889; 1.21694
Architecture
Typechurch
Groundbreaking14th century
Completed17th century

Sarlat Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat) is a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral located in Sarlat-la-Canéda, France. It is a national monument.

The Diocese of Sarlat was established in 1317 with a number of bishoprics in the region in the aftermath of the suppression of the Albigensians. The new bishop of Sarlat was the abbot of the ancient Sarlat Abbey, the church of which became the cathedral. Rebuilding was not completed until the 1680s. (The belfry dates from the 9th century). The diocese was abolished under the Concordat of 1801 and its territory was transferred to the Diocese of Périgueux.

The dedication refers to Saint Sacerdos rather than to the Latin term sacerdos ("priest"). There are two French saints called Sacerdos, but the cathedral refers to Sacerdos of Limoges, whose relics it received during the Middle Ages.

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