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Wednesday, January 17, 2007


For those of you who have not yet followed up the link on the "Christus Vincit" post, here are a few more inducements... This is the vast model of Edwin Lutyens incredible design for the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. It would have been the second largest church in the world, and the dome would have been larger even than St Peter's. The plans were personally approved by Pope Pius XI and the crypt was completed. Sadly the English bishops lost their nerve (and their interest in the doctrine of Christ's Kingship?) and they scaled down and then abandoned the plans altogether.