St. Olav's Cathedral

Oslo, Norway

St. Olav's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oslo. At the time of construction, this church, being built at Hammersborg, near the graveyard of Our Saviour, was located in the countryside outside the then city of Oslo. The work was funded by private donations and fundraising abroad, the most generous individual donor being Queen Josephine, who was a Catholic herself.

The first mass of the church was celebrated on August 24th, 1856, but as there was no Roman Catholic bishop in the country, the church was not consecrated until August 8th, 1896. When the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oslo was established in 1953, St. Olav's was chosen as the episcopal seat and was elevated to the rank of cathedral. It is the second Catholic cathedral in Oslo. The St. Olav's Cathedral was visited by Pope John Paul II when he visited the Scandinavian countries in 1989.

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Akersveien 1, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 1896
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Timmi Lee (4 years ago)
Good mass.
anna ortiz (4 years ago)
The best for Sunday masses.
KAJAL CHAKRABARTY (4 years ago)
My dearest my heartiest all friends with Norwegian s all people our spirituality is teach us for honesty with peace full life living if we actual our religious summarily life maintain there for no problem social life with religious my dearest my heartiest friends with Norwegian s all friends st.olavs Catholic cathedral church is very nice here all people come and prayers for lord Jesus Christ and with all people attending they are mass thank you all my dearest my heartiest friends with Norwegian s all friends
Silvia Walekhwa (4 years ago)
Lively and well prepared homilies Parish priest and all others are welcoming and easy to approach for any information or help
Julio Lorenzo (4 years ago)
Beautiful and nice catholic cathedral. Masses in English and norwegian are amazing.
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