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’And there was light’

Thursday 26 March 2015
By Natasha Marsh, Kairos Catholic Journal
 
THE story of the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California, begins with a devastating earthquake on 17 October 1989 that rendered the St Frances de Sales Cathedral unusable. For nearly 20 years, the Diocese of Oakland was without a cathedral.
 
In 2003, Archbishop Allen Vigneron (continuing the vision of Bishop John Cummins and the Diocese) began consultation for a new cathedral—it was time for Oakland Diocese to be a ‘cathedral people’ again.
 
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