Sagrada Familia
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Pope Benedict XVI visits Barcelona on Spanish tour

Pope Benedict XVI has consecrated Antoni Gaudi's unfinished cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, as a basilica in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

The Pope sprinkled holy water on the altar before a congregation of more than 6,500 people.

Gaudi's greatest work has been under construction for more than a century, and will not be finished before 2026.

  • 07 Nov 2010
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