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Baltimore Archbishop Tells Catholics to ‘Make History’ on Bicentennial of America’s First Cathedral

ScreenshotArchbishop William Lori of Baltimore delivers the homily at the bicentennial Mass of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Consecrated on May 31, 1821, the basilica cornerstone was laid in 1806 by Bishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States.