basilicas, major

   All the major basilicas are located in Rome; the four most important are Saint Peter's in the Vatican, Saint John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, and Saint Paul's Outside the Walls.

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  • Basilica — The Latin word basilica (derived from Greek, Basiliké Stoà , Royal Stoa ), was originally used to describe a Roman public building (as in Greece, mainly a tribunal), usually located in the forum of a Roman town. In Hellenistic cities, public… …   Wikipedia

  • Minor basilica — See also: Major basilica Tintinnabulum and conopaeum, privileges formerly granted to basilicas Minor basilica (Latin: Basilica minor, Basilicae minores in plural) is a title given to some Roman Catholic churches. By canon law no Catholi …   Wikipedia

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  • St. Peter's Basilica — Papal Basilica of Saint Peter Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano (Italian) Basilica Sancti Petri (Latin) …   Wikipedia

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