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Basilica vs Cathedral: What's the Difference?

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March 6, 2024
August 12, 2018
Do you know the definition of basilica vs cathedral? We asked these young adults in this week's episode of Catholic 101.

Do you know the difference between a cathedral and a basilica? We asked these young adults in this week's episode of Catholic 101.

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Robert: What is the difference between a cathedral and a basilica?

Randy: Spelling, for one.

Robert: Very observant mind, Randy.

Catholic 101. Vocabulary: Cathedral vs. Basilica.

Channing: Alright, I think I've been to both.

Elly: It has to do with relics.

Channing: There's no difference.

Randy: Is just a cathedral any Catholic church?

Katie: Like the main church of the diocese almost.

Gina: But I know that a cathedral is where the bishop's chair is.

Grotto: Cathedral: Home church of a bishop.

Grotto: Knowing that, what do you think a basilica is?

LeShane: A basilica is a place that the Pope has visited.

Francois: So can you say basilicas are like the cathedral of cathedrals?

Grotto: Basilica. Designated by the Pope because of its spiritual, historical, and/or architectural significance.

Channing: I don't know.

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Published:
March 6, 2024
August 12, 2018
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