August 16th, 2014 by Corey Edwards
Construction began on Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in 1873 and was completed in 1896 – making it oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia. You might well wonder at why it took so long for such a structure to be built in Georgia, given that the state was established in 1732 and one of the original 13 colonies of the US.
What this set of facts overlooks, however, is the general mistrust for Catholicism that existed in the early days of the US. (more…)