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Rome’s Pantheon, a place of Christian worship for the past 1,400 years

The ancient pagan temple turned church is remarkably well preserved -- it boasts the oldest unsupported concrete dome in the world.

The tallest Catholic church in the world is in Africa

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Ivory Coast was inspired by St. Peter’s in Rome.

Mission San Xavier del Bac, one of the oldest Catholic sites in North America

Built in 1626 by a multi-talented Jesuit priest it stands as one of the finest examples of Spanish mission architecture

The “Igloo Church” of the Arctic was built to last

Designed by a missionary carpenter, this unique Catholic church reflects the local Inuit culture.

The first Catholic Church in the Hudson Valley served Irish immigrants

Parishioners would arrive at the riverside church by boat. Today, the Restoration Chapel is an ecumenical church.

Which is the best chapel in the world?

Faith & Form Magazine awards an prize to the best religious space every year.

Discovering the history of Guernsey’s most unusual “Little Chapel”

How the creation of a visionary Christian Brother became one of the Channel Islands' most iconic destinations.

Bringing back beauty: The new traditional Catholic churches of the U.S.

After decades of Modern and Brutalist design, parishes around the country are re-discovering the appeal of traditional architecture.

What is an icon screen and what is it used for?

The iconostasis is a central feature of Eastern Churches that has a rich history and symbolism.

São Lourenço, the incredible blue-tiled church in Algarve, Portugal

It is one of the most prominent adaptations of Portugal’s azulejos tilework in a religious context.

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