Saint Eric's Cathedral

Stockholm, Sweden

Saint Eric's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located on Södermalm. It was built in 1892 and was raised to the status of a cathedral in 1953, when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockholm was created (still the only one in Sweden). The substantial increase in the number of Catholics in Stockholm and Sweden, mostly as a result of immigration after World War II, made the old church insufficient, and an extension, designed by architects Hans Westman and Ylva Lenormand, was inaugurated in 1983, at the 200th anniversary of the re-establishment in 1783 of the Roman Catholic Church in Lutheran Sweden. The block where the cathedral is located also contains other functions serving the Roman Catholic Church in Sweden.

The church takes it name from Saint Eric, the 12th century king of Sweden who, having been slain by a Danish prince, came to be regarded as a martyr and the patron saint of Stockholm, depicted in the seal and coat of arms of the city.

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Founded: 1892
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Michael Fernando (14 months ago)
Looks beautiful on the outside. Well maintained. Nice and peaceful inside.
Alex Celebertti (15 months ago)
Great and dear Temple!
Crayola Crumboya (18 months ago)
Its really nice both on the inside and the outside, it’s nice that Catholics can have a place to worship in one of the most secular cities in the world.
Vladislav Shakhov (2 years ago)
The central Catholic Cathedral in Stockholm. One of two big Catholic churches of the city. Mix of modern and old. Stain glass windows are preserved.
Michael Nowik (2 years ago)
I love this place because Jesus Christ want us to go to heaven after death. While on earth, we Catholics believe to make peace and being kind and not egoistic for example. Families are also important for us.
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