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950th anniversary of world’s largest Romanesque church

Catholic World News - October 03, 2011

A special Mass was held on October 2 to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the dedication of Speyer Cathedral, the burial site of medieval holy Roman emperors and the largest extant Romanesque church.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, Pope Benedict’s special envoy for the occasion, offered the Mass; 18 bishops and former Chancellor Helmut Kohl were also in attendance. In his message for the anniversary, Pope Benedict described the cathedral as an image of the heavenly Jerusalem.

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