The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Rēzekne

Updated: 24 August, 2022 seen 14

The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Rēzekne is located in Rēzekne, Latvia.

I briefly visited this cathedral at the start of August 2022, during my birthday trip to the region of Latgale

Cathedral of Rezekne
Cathedral of Rezekne

On the site occupied by the church, there existed a wooden temple built in 1685. The church burned down in 1887 during a storm and the following year the works for the new and present neo-Romanesque style church began. Construction was completed in 1902 under the guidance of Florian Viganovskis, dedicated in 1904, and consecrated in 1914.

The church was elevated to a cathedral status on December 2, 1995 with the Ad aptius consulendum bula of Pope John Paul II, when the Diocese of Rezekne-Aglona was created.