Detroit parish founded in 1701 named a basilica
March 02, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: “Founded on July 26, 1701, by French missionaries arriving on the banks of what would be known as the Detroit River, Ste. Anne Parish is the second-oldest continually operating Catholic parish in the United States,” according to the report. Only the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Fla., founded in 1565, is older.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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