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