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Notre-Dame de Paris.

France’s heritage authorities back controversial plans for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s interior

Dec 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The committee expressed two reservations about the plan. Read more

The 12-pointed star of the Sagrada Família Basilica’s Tower of the Virgin Mary is lit up for the first time.

Pope Francis: Sagrada Familia’s new star shines for Barcelona’s poor, ill, elderly, and young people

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 12-pointed illuminated star sits atop basilica’s soaring Tower of the Virgin Mary. Read more

The 12-pointed star of the Sagrada Família Basilica’s Tower of the Virgin Mary.

Star on Sagrada Familia’s Marian tower to light up Barcelona’s skyline

Nov 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The star will be visible across the city, both day and night. Read more

Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona. Credit: Jacques van Niekerk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Other pics: YouTube screengrabs.

Sagrada Familia unveils ambitious building goal for 2021

Feb 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The construction team at the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona has announced an ambitious building goal for 2021. Read more

A rainbow over Sagrada Família in Barcelona, February 10, 2016.

Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening

Jul 3, 2020

Sagrada Família, the majestic basilica designed by Antoni Gaudí, will reopen its doors July 4 following a more than 100-day... Read more

3D model of the Sessa Aurunca Cathedral, Italy.

3D technology takes pilgrims 'back in time' to Medieval Church

Jun 9, 2015

By Jan Bentz

For fans of Church history and architecture, 3D imaging may be the second-best thing to time travel, allowing them to... Read more

Interior of the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.

Beauty will save the world – Gaudi's basilica inspires conversions

Apr 30, 2015

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

Though the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi died nearly 90 years ago and his best-known work remains under construction, the... Read more