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A Stone Mason works on stone work for the final stages of the East Tower at York Minster. The work is Europe’s largest conservation project, taking five years and costing £20m

Chichester Cathedral handout photo of a view inside the cathedral during their 2014 Festival of Flowers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 29, 2014. Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected at Chichester Cathedral over the 2014 Festival of Flowers over the next few days. This biennial event welcomes visitors from all over the world who come to experience what has been called the  gold standard  of Flower Festivals.

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Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected at Chichester Cathedral over the 2014 Festival of Flowers over the next week

Most Rev Malcolm McMahon at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral as he is appointed ninth Archbishop of Liverpool, he will be installed as Archbishop on May 1st.

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Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral after he is appointed ninth Archbishop of Liverpool. He will be installed as Archbishop on May 1.

The crescent moon rises behind two statues on the Milan's gothic cathedral known as the Duomo, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

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The crescent moon rises behind two statues on Milan’s gothic cathedral known as the Duomo

The Choristers rehearse for Advent services and concerts at St Paul's Cathedral on December 9, 2013 in London, England.  Each year nearly two million people visit St Paul's Cathedral for services and concerts in the run up to Christmas.

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Choristers rehearse at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday in London, UK. Each year about 2m people visit the cathedral for services and concerts in the run-up to Christmas.

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a ...Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2013. Pope Francis urged young Brazilians not to despair in the battle against corruption Thursday as he addressed their country's political problems in the wake of massive protests. The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff arrived in Brazil mainly for the huge five-day Catholic gathering World Youth Day.   AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDANELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

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Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. Read more