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MAJOR BASILICA

A title of honor conferred by the Holy See on certain outstanding churches in the Catholic world, namely the patriarchal basilicas in Rome. Among the major basilicas outside of Rome the best known is St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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