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Golden anniversary services for Lusaka cathedral: The Church of England Newspaper, September 23, 2012 p 6. September 26, 2012

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Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Lusaka

The Princess Royal will mark the 50th anniversary of the 14 Sept 1962 consecration of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka this month, as part of her trip to Zambia and Mozambique in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1957 the Queen Mother laid the foundation stone for Northern Rhodesia’s cathedral and twenty-two years later, the Queen attended services in conjunction with the 1979 Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Summit.

Holy Cross Dean Charley Thomas reports that Princess Anne’s visit will be part of a month long series of concerts, dinners, and services highlighting the cathedral’s role as the focus of national and ecumenical worship including Pope John Paul II’s 1989 visit to Zambia and the interfaith service of thanksgiving marking the start of multi-party politics in the country on 23 Oct 1990.

First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.