St Joseph's Cathedral in Asmara, Eritrea, is a large Romanesque style cathedral in the centre of the city that was built when Eritrea was an Italian colony. It is the seat of the Ethiopian Catholic bishop of the eparchy of Asmara.
The Ethiopian Catholic Church is an autonomous particular church of the Roman Catholic Church. The building took six years to construct and was consecrated in 1922. Its tall Gothic tower is loosely based on that of the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, London.
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