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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

Sagrada Familia.

Construction of Marian tower on Sagrada Familia begins

Apr 22, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

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

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

Sagrada Familia.

More than a century later, Sagrada Familia gets building permit

Jun 10, 2019

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

Oct 31, 2017

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

Oct 2, 2017

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

Sep 29, 2015

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