Archcathedral of Łódź
The construction of the cathedral began before World War I, whereas the Lodz dioceses was created no sooner than 1920 by Pope Benedict XV. The church itself was consecrated in 1922 by the parish priest, a known Lodz citizen, bishop Wincenty Tymieniecki. During World War II, Germans stole the furnishings of the cathedral, destroyed the tainted glass windows and the biggest bell, Zygmunt, also called “the Heart of Lodz”. It was cast again in 2011 on the 100th anniversary of the original bell.
The Archcathedral’s building is Neo-Gothic in style. It features a 58-voice organ on the principal choir at the back of the temple and a 10-voice organ on the lateral choir at the presbytery. The church is venue to organ music concerts and underground there is a multimedia room which houses the Multiculturality Center.