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St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.

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Church of St. Joachim Staten Island

The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral or Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in New York City. It is located at 260-264 Mulberry Street between Prince and Houston Streets in Manhattan. The church was built in 1809, and served as the Cathedral parish for the New York Diocese until the current Cathedral was built in 1879.

It was known to be the prefered church of the Corleone family, who used it for their various celebrations, including the baptism of Michael Rizzi in 1955.

In 1979, Archbishop Gilday bestowed one of the Church's highest honors, the Order of St. Sebastian, on Michael Corleone at a ceremony at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Behind the ScenesEdit

For the baptism, the interior church scenes in The Godfather were filmed at Old St. Patrick's. The exterior scenes were filmed at the Church of St. Joachim and St. Anne in the Pleasant Plains section of Staten Island, New York.[1][2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Cowie, Peter (1997). The Godfather Book. Faber and Faber. ISBN 0571190111.
  2. Lebo, Harlan (2005). The Godfather Legacy. Fireside. ISBN 0743287770.

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