Etchmiadzin Cathedral

The city of Echmiatsin is located in the Armavir Marz region of Armenia. The settlement has existed since ancient times, as evidenced by Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age archaeological sites located in and near the city. The oldest written information about Echmiatsin refers to the period of the Urartian King Rusa II (685-645 BC). The settlement … Read more

Milan Cathedral

The construction of the Duomo of Milan began in 1386 and ended in 1965, it took place in the same location where the St. Ambrose basilica was located since the 5th century to which in the year 836 the Basilica of St. Tecla was added and destroyed by a fire in 1075. The construction of … Read more

Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida

Known in Brazil as Our Lady of Aparecida, this is the most important Marian shrine in the country and home to one of the largest Basilicas in the world. Millions of pilgrims come here each year to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the Feast Day of October 12 it has been estimated that up … Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica

The history of the St. Peter’s Basilica begins in the 4th century when the Emperor Constantine decides to build a basilica where the apostle had been buried. In 329 the construction of the basilica was completed. The church was used for the celebration of the cult, as a covered cemetery and as a funeral banquet … Read more