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The St. Hyacinth's Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur) also called Cathedral of St. Hyacinthe the Confessor is a religious building of the Catholic Church which was built in 1880. It is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec in eastern Canada, it is the main church of the diocese of the same name. It is named in honour of St. Hyacinth of Poland.
A pro-cathedral was built prior to the request of Bishop Jean-Charles Prince of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, but the building was not solid. During the 1870s, the bishop had to move to Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil.
The construction of the current building was ordained by Bishop Louis-Zéphirin Moreau. Its architect is Adolphe Lévesque, who fulfilled a contract for $50,000. It was dedicated in honour of St. Hyacinth (Saint Hyacinthe), confessor Dominican who died in 1257.
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