The basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is not the biggest church in Boston, but it has two pieces of history.
The basilica is one of a handful of churches outside the walls of Vatican City owned by the Holy See.
What Francis said to Law when the two of them met and briefly embraced at the Rome basilica is not known.
The basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a church where the faithful come to pray for cures.
Coloured glass windows were placed in the basilica at Lyons in the fifth century, as described in the letters of Sidonius.
The basilica was a structure intended for the same purposes.
basilica is a Greek word (βασιλική); a basilica was used as a court of law, and a place of business for merchants.
"Labyrinth" is one case in point, and "basilica" may be another.
Arrived at Beaupr, our friends made their first visit to the basilica.
This took place in the basilica, which was thronged by a vast audience.
1540s, from Latin basilica "building of a court of justice," and, by extension, church built on the plan of one, from Greek (stoa) basilike "royal (portal)," the portico of the archon basileus, the official who dispensed justice in Athens, from basileus "king" (see Basil). In Rome, applied specifically to the seven principal churches founded by Constantine.