New York's old St. Patrick's named a basilica
Catholic World News - December 06, 2010
New York's old cathedral of St. Patrick has been designated a basilica in recognition of its historical role in shaping the city's Catholic community.
The old St. Patrick's-- not to be confused with the newer cathedral on Fifth Avenue-- was built near the start of the 19th century. The new St. Patrick's became the city's cathedral in 1879.
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