A small chapel was the original structure built by Abbe Dubois, French missionary. This chapel is right opposite the Russel Market Square. The interior is remarkable, with stained glass windows and multiple columns with a rich Corinthian capital supporting the stately arches. Many devotees dressed in orange, gather here to celebrate St Mary's Feast in September every year. A papal order from Pope John Paul VI gave the church the status of a Basilica in 1973. If you seek the Mother Mary's blessings then visit the church on Saturday. The present structure was built in 1875-1882.
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