Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
November 13, 2018
The Saint Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin, is one of the three Catholic churches in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. With the guidance of the Pope in Rome, it also serves as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Port Moresby, and follows a Roman or Latin liturgical rite of the church.
The cathedral’s structure has an impressive entrance portal in the style of a Sepik Haus Tambaran, a type of traditional ancestral worship house in the East Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. Among its notable visitors was solitary Pope and canonized saint, Saint John Paul II, who paid a visit on May 8, 1984.
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