Casablanca Cathedral (French: Église du Sacré-Cœur de Casablanca), or Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (French: Église du Sacré-Cœur-de-Jésus), is a former Roman Catholic church located in Casablanca, Morocco.

Casablanca Cathedral
Église du Sacré-Cœur de Casablanca
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Casablanca Cathedral
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
RiteAfrican Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
Statusinactive
Location
LocationCasablanca, Morocco
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 33°35′28″N 7°37′28″W / 33.59111°N 7.62444°W / 33.59111; -7.62444
Architecture
Architectural typechurch
Architectural styleGothic Revival
The Cathedral in construction

The Casablanca church was constructed in 1930. The cathedral ceased its religious function in 1956, after the independence of Morocco. It subsequently became a cultural centre which is open to visitors.[1]

The church was designed by French architect Paul Tournon, using the Neo-Gothic style.[1] It is commonly referred to as a cathedral, although in reality it has never technically been one as it was never the seat of a bishop.

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  1. ^ a b "Casablanca Cathedral - Casablanca, Morocco". Retrieved 31 August 2016.