Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage

Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage

Cathedral of the Holy Family in Anchorage is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church. It is the motherchurch of the Archdiocese of Anchorage and is the seat of the prelate archbishop.

This Building with a neo-roman arquitecture is placed in Downtown Anchorage. On Good Friday of 1964, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.2 devastated much of southcentral Alaska. The Pope's apostolic delegate came to view the damage, and upon doing so they saw that Anchorage would be the focal point of both state and spiritual growth. In 1966, the Holy See created the Archdiocese of Anchorage, and made Alaska a separate province.

Today, most of Alaska's archdiocese's Catholics worship in one of Anchorage's parishes. The Cathedral was the host church for the 1981 visit of Pope John Paul II to Anchorage, which attracted a crowd estimated at about 80,000 people.
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Holy Family Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Holy Family Cathedral
Sight Location: Anchorage, USA (See walking tours in Anchorage)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

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Museums and Art Galleries

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Anchorage Shopping Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Anchorage Kids Entertainment Tour

Anchorage Kids Entertainment Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles