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New Episcopal Church Cathedral in Port-au-Prince

The plans for a new episcopal cathedral, on the Port-au-Prince site of the old one, ruined in the 2010 earthquake, was unveiled recently at the Chicago meeting of the Episcopal Church Executive Council. The Holy Trinity Cathedral will be twice as big as the original and will be a landmark of new-found beauty, bonded with those pieces salvaged from the old church. The design was created through collaboration between the Episcopal Church, the Haitian Diocese, the Studio Drum Architects and Kerns Group Architects from Arlington, Virginia.

From the rubble the church had been able to save three murals of note around the world that depict traditional stories from the bible cast with characters of Haitian characteristics, and bronze bells that will be used in the new cathedral as part of the rebuilding.

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