Doors of Mercy: Canada
The Cathedral church of Hamilton Diocese dates from 1933 and is built in a classical Gothic style. It was named for Christ the King, a feast that had been added to the universal calendar by Pope Pius XI in 1925. In 2013, the Cathedral of Christ the King received status as a Minor Basilica.
The church opened on October 22 1899. The Diocese was established by Pope Pius XI on February 22, 1936; at this time the church was raised to the Cathedral status.
The present St. Dunstan's Church was opened in 1965. It was built on the same property as the original Cathedral of New Brunswick which was also named St. Dunstan's when it was built in 1843.
The Cathedral is a Gothic Church constructed between 1853 and 1855. It was first opened for worship on Christmas Eve 1855. After the steeple and side chapels were added, it was consecrated on July 16, 1885.
The Church dates back to 1820, and was open to the public in 1829. It has the tallest polished free-standing granite spire in North America. Survived the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Elevated to status of minor Basilica in 1950. In 1984, welcome his Holiness Pope John Paul II.