Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua, Tonga

Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua
21°8′12″S 175°12′7″W / 21.13667°S 175.20194°W / -21.13667; -175.20194Coordinates: 21°8′12″S 175°12′7″W / 21.13667°S 175.20194°W / -21.13667; -175.20194
Country Tonga
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua[1][2] or simply Church of St. Anthony of Padua, is a Catholic church in the Taufa'ahau road in the town of Nukualofa,[3][4] the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean.


This is one of the country's most important Catholic churches, and the other being the main Cathedral of St. Mary in the same city. The Roman or Latin rite church and depends on the diocese of Tonga. The current structure near the royal tombs was built by volunteers starting in 1977 and completed in 1980.[5] Pope John Paul II granted the title of Basilica.

It is a building that stands out for its structure with wooden and cone-shaped, which is not only a religious but a landmark tourist attraction.

See also


  1. ^ Stanley, David (1 January 2004). Moon Handbooks South Pacific. David Stanley. p. 419. ISBN 9781566914116. basilica%2520of%2520St%2520Anthony%2520of%2520Padua%2520in%2520Nuku'alofa.
  2. ^ "Tonga celebrates with their new Cardinal". 16 April 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ Dragicevich, Peter; McLachlan, Craig (1 January 2009). Samoa & Tonga. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781741048186.
  4. ^ McDonald, George; Goodwin (1 February 1994). Frommer's Guide to the South Pacific, 1994-1995. Prentice Hall Travel. ISBN 9780671866600.
  5. ^ Morrison, R. J.; Geraghty, Paul A.; Crowl, Linda (1 January 1994). Science of Pacific Island Peoples: Education, language, patterns & policy. [email protected] ISBN 9789820201071.
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