May 13, 2013

Canterbury Cathedral says it’s not closing its doors

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England’s best-known cathedral and mother church of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion will stay open to the public despite the fact that two-thirds of the historic building is in urgent need of repair. Photo by Trevor Grundy

England’s best-known cathedral and mother church of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion will stay open to the public despite the fact that two-thirds of the historic building is in urgent need of repair. Photo by Trevor Grundy

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) "The Germans didn’t force us to close Canterbury Cathedral during the Second World War," cathedral spokesman Christopher Robinson said. "So there’s no chance it will be closed to visitors because we need to carry out some urgent repairs."