Photos of Kohima Cathedral - Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, Kohima Nagaland




The Cathedral of Kohima (Mary Help of Christians Church) is the church of the bishop of the diocese of Kohima. The Cathedral was completed in 1989 and consecrated in January 1991.





Some interesting facts about the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Kohima:
  • The 16 feet high carved wood crucifix is one of Asia's largest crosses.
  • The cathedral was conceptualised by the first bishop of Kohima, Abraham Alangimattathil. 
  • The cathedral complex also contains Bishop Alangimattathil's tomb.
  • The three-crore expense for constructing the cathedral was mostly funded by Japanese people who wished to construct a monument to the Japanese soldiers who died in the Battle of Kohima during the Second World War.
  • The cathedral was used as the venue for reconciliation meetings between the Japanese and British veterans who fought each other during the war.
[Source: Wikipedia]
http://www.kohimadiocese.org/cathedral.html



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