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Bishop celebrates Southampton basilica church

Long Island has its first Roman Catholic basilica. During a Mass and dedication ceremony Sunday morning, Diocese of Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy inaugurated the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Southampton into a minor basilica.

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