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Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń

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The basilica in 2016

The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń [ˈlixɛɲ] is a Roman Catholic church located at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland, in the village of Licheń Stary near Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland.

It was designed by Barbara Bielecka and built between 1994 and 2004.[1] The construction was funded by pilgrims' donations.[2] With a tower measuring 141.5 meters in height,[3] it is one of the tallest and largest churches in the world.


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  1. "Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Lichen Old". lichen.pl. Archived from the original on 12 August 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. The Guardian; June 20, 1998. Texnews.com Archived February 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Drawings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen". SkyskraperPage.com