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noun as in church

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At the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington, the largest Catholic church building in North America, the cafeteria that would normally host close to 1,000 people on Christmas was empty.

What Francis said to Law when the two of them met and briefly embraced at the Rome basilica is not known.

The basilica is one of a handful of churches outside the walls of Vatican City owned by the Holy See.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a church where the faithful come to pray for cures.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is not the biggest church in Boston, but it has two pieces of history.

A stately basilica was erected over the entrance to the Catacomb, it is said in the time of Constantine.

This is situated near the basilica of St. Agnes, and overlies part of the Catacomb.

The Callevan Forum seems in general simpler than others, but its basilica is remarkably large.

The Duomo is a basilica with nave and double aisles , with 110a transept flanked with aisles, covered by a dome over the crossing.

It is of basilica form, with a nave and aisles flanked by sixteen columns of sandstone.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to basilica, such as: shrine, and temple.

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