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The Landakotskirkja is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Iceland and is formally called the Basilika Krists konungs (Basilica of Christ the King).
The Landakotskirkja is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Iceland and is formally called the Basilika Krists konungs (Basilica of Christ the King). Established in the early 19thcentury, the present church building was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson in Neo-Gothic style and consecrated in 1929. Its interiors feature a cedar wood statue of Jesus Christ standing on a globe, gifted by Pope Pius XI.
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