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St. Paul's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Mdina, in Malta. It is built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met Saint Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese coast.
Designed by the architect Lorenzo Gafa, it was built between 1697 and 1702 to replace a ruined Norman cathedral destroyed by the 1693 earthquake on Malta. Despite this, several artifacts and edifices survived including the painting by the Calabrian artist Mattia Preti depicting the conversion of Saint Paul, a 15th century Tuscan painting of the Madonna and Child, and frescoes in the apse which illustrate Paul's shipwreck. Many of the furnishings of the cathedral, including the baptismal font and the portal, are carved out of Irish wood.
The cathedral also has a substantial collection of silver plates and coins, and some carvings by the German artist Albrecht Dürer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul's_Cathedral,_Mdina

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