Friday, January 11, 2013

Haiti cathedral to rise from ashes

http://www.thetablet.co.uk/images/latestnews/paup6.jpgPlans have been approved for the reconstruction of the cathedral in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, whose destroyed form became an icon of the 2010 earthquake that claimed more than 300,000 lives.

A panel from the University of Miami School of Architecture chose a design by Puerto Rican architect Segundo Cardona that incorporates the ruins of the facade and rose window of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption with a new rotunda built around a central altar.

The archdiocese of Port-au-Prince has yet to raise funds for the project. 

Thomas Wenski, the Archbishop of Miami, which has close links to the Caribbean country, said most of the US$100 million collected by the Catholic Church in the US after the earthquake went on relief and development work.

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