St. Peter's Cathedral, Rabat

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St. Peter's Cathedral, Rabat
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Rabat
La Cathédrale de Rabat.jpg
St. Peter's Cathedral, Rabat
Basic information
Location Rabat, Morocco
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 34°01′04″N 6°49′53″W / 34.01778°N 6.83139°W / 34.01778; -6.83139
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Rite African Rite
Province Archdiocese of Rabat
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type church
Architectural style Art Deco
Groundbreaking 1919
Completed 1930s

St. Peter's Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Rabat) is a Roman Catholic church located at Golan Square (Place du Golan) in downtown Rabat, Morocco. It was erected in the early 20th century in the Art Deco architectural tradition. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Peter, and is the ecclesiastical seat of the Archdiocese of Rabat.

Construction of the cathedral started in 1919. The chief architect was M. Laforgue. The inaugural ceremony was presided by Hubert Lyautey in 1921, and the cathedral became operational in November of that year. The two towers of the cathedral, distinctive of the Rabat skyline, were added in the 1930s.

The cathedral is still operational, and Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated every other day.

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