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St. David's Cathedral (St. David's, Wales)

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St. David's Cathedral nonetheless remained an important centre of learning in the early medieval period, and in the 9th century King Alfred requested help from St. David's in rebuilding the intellectual life of Wessex following his victories over the Vikings.
The present cathedral was begun in 1181. While architecturally important in its own right and an official site of pilgrimage for the [[Roman Catholic Church]] from at least 1123, before the current structure's construction (two visits to St Davids were equal to one visit to Rome), its modern importance from an Orthodox perspective lies in the shrine to Saint David behind the High Altar, which contains the bones of Saint David, Saint [[Justinianof Ramsey Island]], and possibly those of Saint Caradoc.

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