Basilica of St. Mary

Local nameSt. Mary Catholic Church;The Basilica of Saint Mary
LocationAlexandria, Virginia, USA

The Basilica of Saint Mary in the Old Town historic district, of Alexandria, Virginia, and is a minor basilica and parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington in Virginia. St. Mary's Basilica is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Commonwealth of Virginia and located in one of its oldest cities in Old Town Alexandria. It was founded in 1795 by the Very Reverend Francis Ignatius Neale, S.J., first President of Georgetown University, in present-day western Washington, D.C..On December 6, 2017, Pope Francis designated the parish church as a minor basilica. The decision was announced on January 15, 2018, and the basilica held its inauguration Mass on September 8, 2018.

Tags Roman CatholicPlace of WorshipChristian
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Coordinates 38°48'6.704" N -77°2'37.864" E

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