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The Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, whose cause for beatification is being considered by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Causes of Saints.

Canonization cause advances for ‘God’s architect,’ Antoni Gaudí

Dec 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Antoni Gaudí, who died in 1926 at age 73, was a modernist and naturalist architect best known for the massive... 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 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

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

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

Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona at the June 28, 2017 consistory in St. Peter's Basilica.

Even in Barcelona one can see the peripheries, Cardinal Omella says

Jun 30, 2017

“Enough with the jokes,” then-Archbishop Juan José Omella Omella of Barcelona said when he got the call.  Read more