Virga Jesse Basilica

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Virga Jesse Basilica.

The Virga-Jesse Basilica in Hasselt, Belgium, stands where a member of the Fraternity of Our Lady built the Clerkenkapel in 1334. This first building was replaced by a church in late Baroque and early Classical Revival style in 1727.

The second building was severely damaged by a V1 rocket in 1944, an attack which killed sixteen people. The rebuilt church was opened in 1951, and elevated to the status of basilica in 1998.

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A complete description of the church, is available in the Dutch Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 50°55′46″N 5°20′8″E / 50.92944°N 5.33556°E / 50.92944; 5.33556