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Antigua Chiesa di San Francesco

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San Francsico Cathedral is a cathedral in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. The cathedral dates back to around 1540 when the Franciscans built a small monastery on the site and was inhabited by five monks. By 1600 it had grown considerably and expanded and was home to some 80 Franciscan monks. The church itself was built by Diego de Porres and inaugurated in 1702. The site was partly destroyed during the 1773 earthquake and has been reconstructed in parts but areas of ruin still remain. Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur was beatified in the cathedral in 1980.[1]

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