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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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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.