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Cathedral of Marsala in Italy, Sicily resort

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The Cathedral in Marsala was built during the Norman domination. Scholars believe the temple was built on the site of an early Christian basilica, as the Normans built temples on the foundations of previously existing shrines. The cathedral was built in the XII century and consecrated in honor of Thomas Becker. Becker, despite his friendship with Henry II, opposed the king's decision to try the clergy in an out-of-church court. In 1170, Becker was killed, and in 1173 Pope Alexander III canonized him.

Subsequently, the temple became the local center of Christianity, thanks to donations and the interaction of the townspeople. Throughout its history, the church has undergone many reconstructions. In the 19th century, a new dome was built, and in the first half of the 20th century, Michele Polizzi created a large organ especially for the church. Later, a marble altar made by Michele Giacolone appeared in the side chapel of the temple. The church also features statues of Saints Thomas and Vincenzo Ferreri, and wooden choir stalls with armchairs.

The 17th century marble font is crowned with a wooden octagonal casket, next to it hangs the painting"The Image of Christ" by work is not known. It is worth visiting the chapel of St. Christopher, dedicated to the patron saint of travelers, the chapel of St. Rosalia, which houses the statue of the Blessed Virgin, the Chapel of the Crucifixion of Christ, where you can see the altar of the 18th century, made in the late Baroque style.

Other attractions of the cathedral include the statue of Madonna della Mazza,

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