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Brooklyn church elevated to cathedral status

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The Church of Saint Joseph in Brooklyn with more than 160 of history is now a cathedral. 

The church located on Pacific Street in Prospect Heights was elevated by Pope Emeritus Benedict before he resigned as Pontiff. 

Church officials said St. Joseph's was the first built in 1850 to serve the areas large immigration population. 

St. Joseph's new status allows it to join St. James Cathedral Basilica in downtown Brooklyn as co-cathedral of the diocese of Brooklyn.  

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