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Our Lady of the Assumption Basilica, Secunderabad
Name:
Our Lady of the Assumption Basilica, Secunderabad
Estd:
19th Century
Feast Day:
E-mail: stmarysbasilicasecunderabad@gmail.com
Website:
Telephone (O) 040-27802004
  Contact: Our Lady of the Assumption Basilica! 43 Sarojini Devi Road! Secunderabad 500 003    
History
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption in Secunderabad India is a minor basilica. The decree designating it as a basilica was issued on 7 November 2008. It belongs to the diocese of Hydrabad.

It is located on Sarojini Naidu Road in Secunderabad. It owes its early history to Father Daniel Murphy along with Bishop Carew. St. Mary's Church was completed in 1950. This church was formerly called the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. In 1886 it ceased to be a cathedral. 

St. Mary's Church bears resemblance to an old Irish Chapel. Curved arches and pointed buttresses are the hallmark of the St. Mary's basilica as also the four bells that were brought from Italy. It exhibits Gothic architecture from the outside but is relatively simpler inside. Stained glass windows and altars for Mother Mary and St. Patrick along with the main altar for Christ are attractions of this basilica.