Pres. Monson speaks at Cathedral of the Madeleine celebration

by | Aug. 10, 2009

News from Utah

Religious, community and cultural leaders gathered along with hundreds of Utahns Sunday night to laud the role of Catholics and their 100-year-old cathedral in the history and current culture of the Beehive State.

A civic service at the Cathedral of the Madeleine initiated a weeklong celebration for the 100th anniversary of the building's dedication on Aug. 15, 1909.

Friendship among faiths, education, humanitarian outreach, the arts and recognition of the role of the Hispanic community within Utah's Catholic diocese were highlighted in word and song, with Bishop John C. Wester lauding the "courageous pioneer founders of this church."

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