The Collegiate Church of Senglea became a basilica a century ago

Less than four months had passed since the rescript authorizing the solemn coronation of the statue of Mary Bambina was issued by the Holy See on April 25, 1920. The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in September 1920 was that of ‘a particular enthusiasm. On June 12, 1921, the first stone of the canopy was laid and …