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Bodø Cathedral is a cathedral in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the town of Bodø. The church is part of the Bodø parish in the Bodø deanery in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The cathedral is also the seat of the Bishop of Sør-Hålogaland. Since 2007 Tor Berger Jørgensen is the Bishop of the cathedral.HistoryThe old church in Bodø was destroyed on 27 May 1940 when the whole city center of Bodø was bombed during World War II. In 1946, an architectural competition was held for the construction of a new church in Bodø. The architects Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas won that competition. The foundation stone was laid in 1954 for rebuilding the new church and was consecrated by Bishop Wollert Krohn-Hansen in 1956. By the time it was completed, it became the new cathedral for the new Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland.Bodø Cathedral is built of concrete and has a basilica design. The church has an outer sculpture depicting Petter Dass made by Kristoffer Leirdal. The sanctuary seats about 890 people. Over the altar in the east wall, there is a 12m high stained glass. It is designed by Åge Storstein and constructed by Borgar Hauglid. The church has a 36m tall independent clock tower that contains three bells. There is also a memorial to those who died from Bodø during the World War II. The memorial says «Til de fra Bodø som gav sitt liv for Norge under krig og okkupasjon 1940 - 1945. Ingen nevnt, ingen glemt» which means "To those from Bodø who gave their lives for Norway during the war and occupation 1940 - 1945. Not named, Not forgotten."
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  • Cozy Church was there to hear in concert:) Nice akustik is centrally located in the middle in Bodø:) A nice experience
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  • The Church in Bodø surprised very positively. Everyone has heard of the Arctic Cathedral, but this Church seems I actually was more beautiful on the inside. Very nicely decorated, at the same time simple and stylish. Good feel to be inside the Church.
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  • Bodo cathedral is an interesting modern structure, part of the postwar rebuilding of the town. Definitely worth a visit to see the stained glass. 
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  • A cathedral in a very particular style.
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  • 如果你進入了中世紀的建築,教堂,在一般的體繫結構,或者你也可以在博多直升機觀光的地方很值得一去。 如果你是在一個高的高樓酒店你不要錯過教堂; 酒店坐落在一個山頂上。 這裏面有現代宗教跨越,照明,污蹟斑斑的玻璃製品。 很現代而且可以到遊客的殿堂。