Vaduz Cathedral

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Vaduz Cathedral
Kathedrale St. Florin in Vaduz (in German)
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AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
LeadershipArchbishop Wolfgang Haas
Year consecrated1873
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 47°08′10″N 9°31′22″E / 47.1362°N 9.5227°E / 47.1362; 9.5227
Architect(s)Friedrich von Schmidt
StyleHigh Gothic
Direction of façadeWest

Vaduz Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Florin (German: St. Florinskirche in Vaduz or Kathedrale St. Florin), is a neo-Gothic church in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and the centre of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz. Originally a parish church, it has held the status of cathedral since 1997.

It was built in 1874 by Friedrich von Schmidt on the site of earlier medieval foundations. Its patron saint is Florinus of Remüs (Florin), a 9th-century saint of the Vinschgau Valley.

The Archdiocese of Vaduz was erected by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic constitution Ad satins consulendum 2 December 1997. Before then it had been the Liechtenstein Deanery, a part of the Swiss Diocese of Chur. The solemn public ceremony took place on December 12, 1997, in the parish church of Vaduz, which was then raised to the dignity of a cathedral.


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