Valley of the Fallen

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The cross in the Valley of the Fallen is erected over a granite outcrop, 150 meters over the basilica.

Why the world’s largest cross and its custodians are under imminent threat in Spain

Aug 12, 2022

By Estefanía Aguirre

In a move that could destroy the largest cross in the world, Spain’s government wants to turn the world’s longest... Read more

The Valley of the Fallen.

Vox party files complaint against journalist for inciting destruction of abbey in Spain

Jul 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The journalist was cited for a hate crime for encouraging on air that the basilica and abbey at of the... Read more

Family members carry the coffin of Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, Oct. 24, 2019.

Vatican says Pope Francis did not intervene in Franco exhumation in Spain

Jul 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican stated Tuesday that Pope Francis did not intervene in last year’s controversy over the exhumation of the body... Read more

Family members carry the coffin of Francisco Franco out of the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, Oct. 24, 2019.

Monks at Valley of the Fallen denounce irregularities around Franco exhumation

Oct 24, 2019

The prior of the Benedictine Abbey at the Valley of the Fallen, whence the body of Francisco Franco was exhumed... Read more