CNA Staff, Aug 15, 2020 / 11:19 am
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced Saturday that Pope Francis has granted the title of Minor Basilica to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, which will celebrate its 175th anniversary this fall.
St. Peter in Chains is the oldest cathedral that was built as a cathedral that is still in use today in the United States.
"For all of us who live and worship in our archdiocese, this is a great blessing and honor that has been bestowed on our cathedral church," said Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, who made the announcement of the designation at a Mass on Saturday.
"Let us pray on this day, as we honor Our Lady in her Assumption, that the Church of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, her clergy and faithful, along with all the people of this great city, may benefit from this blessing and give thanks for all that the Lord has brought to fruition."