Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jeongdong Catholis Cathedral in Jeonju city

This church (former cathedral ) was built where catholic had been martred during the Joseon dynasty.

Cathoics were executed at this place including the first martyrs. YUN,JI-CHUNG (PAUL)and Kwun Sang-yon (James) in 1791 and Yu hang-geon (Augustine) and Yu Ji-heon (Francis) in 1801 .

To revere their memory, the constructionbegan in 1908 by a French Father Baudounnet and it was completed in 1914.

 This magnificent Romanesque structure along with neigboring pungnammun