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Rain did not deter the hundreds of men gathered as part of the Men's Rosary in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 8, 2022, to pray the rosary for the victims of abortion.

Hundreds of men pray the rosary in the rain in Bogotá, Colombia

Oct 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Hundreds of men gathered Oct. 8 in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bogotá, Colombia, to... Read more

The Minor Basilica of St. Joseph in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. All photos courtesy of the Minor Basilica.

This church is now the first minor basilica in Central Asia

Sep 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has named a church in Kazakhstan as the first minor basilica in Central Asia.   Read more

The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati.

Cincinnati cathedral elevated to minor basilica

Aug 15, 2020

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced Saturday that Pope Francis has granted the title of Minor Basilica to the Cathedral of... Read more

A Mass said at St. Mary's in Alexandria, Va., June 18, 2017. The church was named a minor basilica Jan. 14, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Basilica of Saint Mary.

Here's the newest basilica in North America

Jan 16, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, the first permanent Catholic parish in Virginia, has a new name and a new... Read more