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Thirty-seven years ago sportive King Edward VII, adopting the most pious demeanor in his repertoire, journeyed to sooty Liverpool and laid the cornerstone of the Church of England's vastest fabric. Designed by great Roman Catholic Gothicist Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Liverpool Cathedral has been under construction ever since. It is 619 feet long, with a tower which will rise 308 feet; when completed, it will be second in size only to St. Peter's huge basilica in Rome. Nazi bombs have shattered some of its stained glass and scarred its walls, but have left mainly intact this massive red sandstone peak to...

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