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Saint Mary's Cathedral, Yangon

Saint Mary's Cathedral Overview

Saint Mary’s Cathedral is located at Botahtaung Township, Yangon, Burma, which is the largest cathedral in Burma. The exterior building of cathedral is made up of red brick that consists of spires and bell tower. The ground of the church is basic High Education High School No. 6, which is generally known as Saint Paul’s High school. However, in today’s time, this church has no religious annexation with the Catholic Church.

History Of The Origin And Construction

It 1895, the construction of the Cathedral took place and was completed in 19 November 1899. In 1930, the cathedral successfully managed to withstand the Rangoon earthquake with minimum damage; during World War II also, it held out against the Japanese invasion. On 22 February 1911, renovation of church was completed by the guidance of Father Janzen. It includes 291 feet in length and 101 feet in breath and was dedicated as Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception. After around 5 months, Father Janzen died on 1 August 1911; his body was buried at the entrance of the Cathedral.

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