Minor basilicas

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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

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

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

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