A year after the old church had burnt down, the construction of a new cathedral was commenced according to a project designed by Riga engineer Florians Viganovskis. Now it is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in Latvia. Cathedral finishing work lasted up to 1902.
In 1914 the Jesus Heart cathedral was consecrated. Inside the cathedral the most noteworthy objects are the carved wooden altars decorated with the sculptures of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, Saint Theresa and others.
Cathedral is also famous for the stained glass images of Livonian bishops – Saint Meinhard and Saint Albert. Since 1995 the church has been the centre of Rēzekne – Aglona diocese and the bishop’s seat.