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Our Lady of Perpetual Help
|Location||3214 N. Lake Ave.|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Groundbreaking||July 3, 1923|
|Number of spires||One|
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Oklahoma City|
|Archbishop||Most Rev. Paul Coakley|
|Rector||Rev. John Metzinger|
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a Catholic cathedral in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
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