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Sagrada Familia.

Construction of Marian tower on Sagrada Familia begins

Work began Tuesday on the completion of the spire atop the Virgin Mary’s tower of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and... Read more

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

Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening

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

Sagrada Familia.

More than a century later, Sagrada Familia gets building permit

After 137 years of ongoing construction, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia received a building permit Friday.  Read more

A rally in the streets of Barcelona following the Catalan declaration of independence, Oct. 27, 2017.

Spanish bishops call for peaceful resolution to Catalan independence crisis

As the situation in Catalonia unfolds after the Spanish autonomous community declared independence, a move strongly opposed by the Spanish... Read more

A Catalan police officer stands in front protestors against yesterday's referendum vote on October 2, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

After contentious Catalan secession vote, bishops plead for peace

Catholic leaders voiced pleas for peace after a Catalonian regional referendum vote on secession from Spain drew a strong police... Read more

A Catalan independence march held in September, 2012.

Catalan bishops: Church can't make specific proposals on independence from Spain

The Catalan regional bishops conference last Tuesday issued a statement ahead of Sunday's regional election – widely seen as an... Read more