Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile facts for kids
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|The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family|
|Denomination||Ukrainian Greek Catholic|
|Province||Eparchy of the Holy Family|
The Cathedral of the Holy Family, previously Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile, (Ukrainian: Українська Католицька Катедра "Пресвятої Родини") is the cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Holy Family of London. It is the seat of the nation's Ukrainian Catholic Eparchial bishop, and overlaps in jurisdiction with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, among others.
The building it occupies was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1891 for occupation by the Congregational King's Weigh House. They sold it to the Ukrainian Catholics in 1967, to be the new headquarters of the local apostolic exarchate created in 1957 by the then Pope Pius XII. Internal adjustments were then made to adapt the building to Catholic customs.
It was closed temporarily in 2007 when part of the ceiling collapsed, but has since been refurbished. The iconostasis created by a Ukrainian monk, Juvenalij Mokrytsky, was not affected by the ceiling's collapse.
On 18 January 2013 the Exarchate was elevated to the rank of an Eparchy (full bishopric) by Pope Benedict XVI.
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