Brief History of Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral, Lagos Island

Posted by Timige, On 9 Jun, 2022 | Updated On 9 Jun, 2022 No Comments »

Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral Lagos
This is one of the scene that makes Lagos beautiful. See the brief history of Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral Lagos.

Holy Cross Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Lagos, Nigeria, and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Lagos.

The building was inaugurated in 1881 and built on this site by the eminent stonemason and architect Lazarus Borges da Silva assisted by Francisco Nobre.

They were both Brazilian Returnees. The current church building is a fine example Neo-Gothic architecture.

Its foundation stone was laid on 6 August 1934 by Bishop Francis O’Rourke and was completed in 1939.

The Building contractors were Cappa & D’Alberto…..On 18 April 1950, the apostolic vicariate of Lagos was elevated to metropolitan archdiocese in accordance with the papal bull entitled Laeto accepimus, issued by Pope Pius XII.

The latest Archbishop to be installed at the cathedral is Alfred Adewale Martins, who is incumbent since 2012.

The Church is a Lagos State Grade 3 Heritage Listed Building.

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