St. Mary's Cathedral, Galle

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Cathedral of St. Mary
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Basic information
Location Galle, Sri Lanka
Geographic coordinates 6°2′9.8″N 80°12′45.8″E / 6.036056°N 80.212722°E / 6.036056; 80.212722Coordinates: 6°2′9.8″N 80°12′45.8″E / 6.036056°N 80.212722°E / 6.036056; 80.212722
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Status Cathedral
Heritage designation Archaeological protected monument (15 April 2016)[1]
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque Revival
Groundbreaking 1874 (1874)

The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary (Sinhala: Galla Santha Mariya Asana Dewu Mædura), is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a landmark in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka. The cathedral was built by the Society of Jesus at the end of the 19th century. The first bishop was the Belgian Jesuit Joseph Van Reeth.

The Cathedral is central and important to the Catholics of southern Sri Lanka in the Diocese of Galle. The church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


External links[edit]

  • "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1963. 15 April 2016.
  • Diocese of Galle