The St. Canute's Cathedral (Danish: Sct. Knuds Kirke) is the Lutheran cathedral in Odense, Denmark, and is home to the diocese of Fionia. The church is thus named in honor of the Danish king Canuto the Saint (Danish: Knud den Hellige). By fleeing from a rebellion, the king retreated into the church of Sant'Albano, a wooden church in Odense. However, the rebels, who did not want to let him escape, killed him in the church. The legend says he died kneeling in front of the altar, praying, but by examining his bones, which can still be seen, a different story can be rebuilt: King Canuto was pierced in the abdomen by a spear while standing facing his attacker and most likely was killed by a shot at the head that fractured his skull. Having been killed in a rebel church, he was declared saint in 1101, more for political reasons and against the wishes of his successor and brother-in-law, Olaf I. St. Catherine's cathedral was built in memory of this, though it does not come to the same place exact of the original church. The oldest parts of the cathedral date back to the 14th century.