Top 10 Largest Churches in The World - New Post from Worldinterestingfacts.com

Church is a place of christian worship. Church sometime different one from another because of different sects of the christian.
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Jan. 2, 2010 - PRLog -- Here’s top 10 largest church in the world from various sects of Christian:

10. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Liche?, Poland

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of lichen is the largest church in Poland,seventh in Europe  and tenth in the world. The church was built from 1994 until 2004. Has a length of 120 m (393 ft) wide and 77 m (252 ft). Sanctuary of Our Lady of lichen was built to honor the Virgin Mary and is home to the 200-year-old painting known as “Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland.”


9. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Ivory Coast

The Basilica of our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, a Roman Catholic basilica is listed by Guinness World Records as the largest church in the world. Its area is 30,000 square meters (322,917 sq ft), accommodating 18,000 worshipers. However, calculated on the whole region including the rectory and villas, which are not part of the church. Basilica was built between 1985 and 1989 and was ordained in 1990 by Pope John Paul II.


8. Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Belgium

The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic basilica and is the parish church in Brussels, Belgium. King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1905 during the birthday celebration of the 75th Independence of Belgium. This development was stopped because of World War II, construction completed in 1969. Has a length of 164.5 m (540 ft) and width of 107.80 m (353.7 ft). The church is the sixth world’s largest catholic church and seventh among all the Christian churches.


7. Milan Cathedral, Italy

Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) is often referred to as one of the largest churches in the world. Construction began in 1386 and completed in 1965. This cathedral has a length of 157 m (515 ft) wide and 92 m (302 ft), accommodating 40,000 people. This is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and one of the most famous buildings in Europe.


6. Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Portugal

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is the fourth largest Catholic Church and the sixth largest Christian church in the world. Built between 2004 and 2007 and was ordained on October 12, 2007. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity was fully paid with gifts from the pilgrims. Has a length of 95 m (310 ft) and width 115 m (380 ft), accommodating up to 9,000 people.


5. Liverpool Cathedral, United Kingdom

The Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, England is the fifth largest cathedral in the world. This church occupies a total area of 103,334 square feet (9600 square meters) and the main building made of sandstone material. Cathedral bell in the tower is the largest and highest in the world that is 219 ft. and weighing 31 tons. This bell is named Bartlett Bells.


4. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, United States

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York claimed to be the largest  Anglican Cathedral and the fourth largest Christian church in the world. Has a length of 183.2 m (601 ft) and width 70.7 m (232 ft). This church was originally designed as a Byzantine-Roman, but transformed into Gothic. A huge fire damaged the church in 2001. construction and restoration still continues today, so its get nickname: St. John the Unfinished.

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