France: Coming Soon: An Orthodox Cathedral in Paris

Source: FSSPX News

Construction for the future Russian Orthodox cathedral in Paris should begin in 2012.  The costs will be covered by the Russian State.  The edifice, which will be built on the grounds where Météo France used to be, in the 7th Arrondissement in Paris, will also include a cultural center.  The final project – selected through a contest of architects – plans a building in the shape of a great glass wave, crowned by five golden domes.

Russia acquired the land by proposing the highest bid to the French State.  Saudi Arabia, hoping to build a mosque on Quai Branly, was among the other candidates.

(sources: apic/kna – DICI#249, Feb 3, 2012)