Pope Francis names Shrine of the Little Flower a basilica

February 1, 2015 8:22 PM

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Pope Francis names Shrine of the Little Flower a basilica

An overall look during the 4:30 pm mass on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The mass wasn't an ordinary kind of mass at the Shrine of the Little Flower. Father Ryan Adams read to the hundreds of parishioners about the church getting the title of "Basilica" from Pope Francis. The title is rare to have as only 82 other churches in the United States have had this name given to them one including the Basilica of St. Adalbert in Grand Rapids.

The 4:30 pm mass on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, wasn't an ordinary kind of mass at the Shrine of the Little Flower. Father Ryan Adams read to the hundreds of parishioners about the church getting the title of "Basilica" from Pope Francis. The title is rare to have as only 82 other churches in the Unite...

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