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CANTERBURY

From A.D. 597, when the Roman Benedictine who became St. Augustine went to England, until 1558, when Cardinal Reginald Pole (1500-58) died, Canterbury was the primatial Catholic see of England. With the establishment of Anglicanism as the state religion, Canterbury became the world center of the Anglican Communion.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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