Tags: Raleigh | Catholic | cathedral

West Raleigh to Get New Catholic Cathedral

By Andra Varin   |  

The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh will build a new cathedral at a cost of between $75 million to $95 million to accommodate its rapidly growing flock in North Carolina and South Carolina.
 
The 2,000-seat cathedral and campus will be built in West Raleigh. The diocese will embark on a major fund-raising effort to help fund the project.
 
“I clearly understand this is a monumental, historic project,” Bishop Michael Burbidge said according to The News & Observer. “I wake up every morning and I say, ‘Lord, you sure you want me to do this?’ And the answer keeps coming back yes.”

Over the past decade the number of registered Catholics in the Diocese of Raleigh's 54-county region has increased 28 percent to 214,000.
 
A large portion of the increase comes from an influx of Spanish-speaking Catholics from Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh will build a new cathedral at a cost of between $75 million to $95 million to accommodate its rapidly growing flock in North Carolina and South Carolina. The 2,000-seat cathedral and campus will be built in West Raleigh. The diocese will...
Raleigh,Catholic,cathedral
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved