Sacred Heart Church, Koror

Sacred Heart Church
Country Palau
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Sacred Heart Church[1] is the name of a religious building affiliated to the Catholic Church that is located in the main street of the city of Koror in the island and state of the same name in Palau a country of Oceania to the west of the Pacific Ocean. Nearby is the Maris Stella School and the Etpison Museum.[2]

The temple follows the Roman or Latin rite and depends on the Diocese of the Caroline Islands[3] (Dioecesis Carolinensium) based in Weno in the Federated States of Micronesia and which was created as a sui juris mission in 1886 and was elevated to its current status in 1979 through the bull "Tametsi Ecclesiae" of the then Pope John Paul II.

The present structure has its antecedents in the old church of the Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazón) founded in the time of the Spanish colonization in 1892.[4] A new structure was constructed in 1935[5] and it took 8 years to finish, to the inauguration attended by local parishioners and Japanese authorities.

See also


  1. ^ Church of the Sacred Heart in Koror
  2. ^ "Sacred Heart Catholic Church". Mapcarta. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  3. ^ Eur (2002-01-01). The Far East and Australasia 2003. Psychology Press. ISBN 9781857431339.
  4. ^ "Catholic Church in Micronesia:Palau". Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  5. ^ Leibowitz, Arnold H. (1996-01-01). Embattled Island: Palau's Struggle for Independence. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780275953904.

7°20′42″N 134°29′05″E / 7.3451314°N 134.484837°E / 7.3451314; 134.484837 (Sacred Heart Church, Koror)

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