St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral

Rhodes, Greece

The St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in the city of Rhodes, near the gate of St. Athanasius, between the two districts Acandia and St. John. The church is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rhodes.

On September 20, 1936 the first stone was laid in the presence of Archbishop Giovanni Castellani and Italian Governor Mario Lago. The works for the construction of the church, designed by architect Armando Bernabiti, ended in 1939. In 1940 the church was equipped with an organ and enriched with 14 terracotta bas-reliefs depicting the Stations of the Cross, the sculptor Monteleone.

The frescoes on the walls of the choir were painted by Pietro Gaudenzi. On the ceiling above the central altar, a cross rises, around which symbols of the four evangelists are arranged symmetrically. Gaudenzi also are the paintings on the side altars representing, respectively, the Annunciation and St. Maurice.



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Dimokratias 28, Rhodes, Greece
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Founded: 1936
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Cindy Sherriff (10 months ago)
Beautiful historic church. The Dutch writings can be understood by Afrikaans South Africans. Wow!
Gary Mchugh (Gam) (11 months ago)
Came to the church today for the special Mass, The feast of Corpus Christi, also called Solemnity of the most holy body and blood of Christ. Unfortunately, the church was closed today?‍♂️ so we had to head into the main inner town and find The Catholic Church of our Lady Victory.?
Joni Suikeli (11 months ago)
Very beautiful church.
Arkadiusz Zyskowski (13 months ago)
Looks very nice in night lights.
Sebastian (2 years ago)
Beautiful church! We went there for a sunday mass and were delighted to find translations of the readings and prayers in many languages, e.g. English, Spanish and German. It is definitely worth the visit. We didn't take pictures, since we only went there for the mass.
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