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Christ, St. Paul et St. Pierre

Christ, St. Paul and St. Peter

artist unknown
1904

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Description

The neogothic church was built 1894-1904 after designs of the architect Henri-Alphonse Kemp. At the front facades are three statues, St. Peter and St.Paul flank the central arch and Christ is above that arch.

Dudelange - Christ, St. Paul et St. Pierre
St. Pierre / St. Peter (possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand (Wikipedia)
Dudelange - Christ, St. Paul et St. Pierre
Christ making a blessing gesture and holding a book with the letters Α and Ω.
Dudelange - Christ, St. Paul et St. Pierre
St. Paul the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword. (Wikipedia).

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Location (N 49°28'46" - E 6°5'9")

Item Code: lu082; Photograph: 1 June 2019
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