Sacred Heart Church, Gibraltar

Sacred Heart Church
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Sacred Heart Church
36°08′21.4″N 5°21′02.4″W / 36.139278°N 5.350667°W / 36.139278; -5.350667Coordinates: 36°08′21.4″N 5°21′02.4″W / 36.139278°N 5.350667°W / 36.139278; -5.350667
CountryGibraltar
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
Founded1874
Dedicated1888

Sacred Heart Church is a Catholic church in Gibraltar.

Description

The church is of Gothic design, the foundation stone was laid on March 25, 1874, attended by Félix María Arrieta y Llano, Bishop of Cadiz, and John Baptist Scandella, Vicar Apostolic of Gibraltar, although it was not formally blessed until July 15, 1888.[1]

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto

Amongst the parish priests of this church was Charles Caruana who went on to be the Roman Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar between 1998 and 2010.[2]

In the patio of the church is a grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.

References

  1. ^ "Sacred Heart Church". Visitgibraltar.uk.com. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  2. ^ Richard Cartwright (August 2008). "Personality profile" [Charles Caruana, Bishop of Gibraltar]. Insight. Gibraltar: 8–13.


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