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Detroit parish founded in 1701 named a basilica

March 02, 2020

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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.”

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