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Only In Print: Cathedral Holds Relics of the Diocese’s Past

The mitre worn by Bishop Charles McDonnell, who served as Brooklyn second bishop, is kept in a glass case in the cathedral for all to see. (Photo: Paula Katinas)

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — As the seat of the Bishop of Brooklyn, the Cathedral Basilica of St. James holds many treasures for history lovers. Several diocese artifacts — including items dating back nearly 200 years — are stored inside the cathedral.

One artifact, the mitre worn by Bishop Charles McDonnell, Brooklyn’s second bishop (1892-1921), is on display…


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