RALEIGH, N.C. — Catholics in eastern North Carolina are about to celebrate the completion of a big new cathedral that will be the center of the region’s religious life.

A dedication Mass scheduled for Wednesday is expected to draw 2,000 worshipers to the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The service will be live-streamed on the diocese’s YouTube channel.

Stone masons installed the cornerstone on Friday. Behind the stone, workers installed a time capsule including objects marking the recent life of the diocese of about a quarter-million members.

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