Mgr. Patrick Aris, spokesman for the Episcopal Conference
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The design of the reconstructed new Cathedral of Port-au-Prince has been submitted in the last week of December. The Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, responsible for the reconstruction has said that the construction work of a transitional church, on the space of the former Cathedral of street Docteur Aubry is underway. According to Mgr Patrick Aris, Vicar and Chancellor of the Archdiocese, the transitional church will be used throughout the reconstruction period so that the Bishop can continue to celebrate the religious services in place of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Cathedral of Street Docteur Aubry was destroyed by a fire in 1991. The design for the new cathedral was chosen following a competition organized by the University Of Miami School Of Architecture, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince and Faith and Form Magazine; 250 architects from around the world presented 134 project designs in the last year (2014). At a cost of $1 million, the new church will have 2,000 seats and it is expected to be completed in 9 months.