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BASILICA, civil law. This is derived from a Greek word, which signifies imperial constitutions. The emperor Basilius, finding the Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian too long and obscure, resolved to abridge it, and under his auspices the work proceeded to the fortieth book, which, at his death, remained unfinished. His son and successor, Leo, the philosopher, continued the work, and published it in sixty books, about the year 880. Constantine Porphyro-genitus, younger brother of Leo, revised the work, re-arranged it, and republished it, Anno Domini, 910. From that time the laws of Justinian ceased to have any force in the eastern empire, and the Basilica were the foundation of the law observed there till Constantine XIII, the last of the Greek emperors, under whom, in 1453, Constantinople was taken by Mahomet the Turk, who put an end to the empire and its laws. Histoire de la Jurisprudence Etienne, Intr. a 1'etude du Droit Romain, Sec. LIII. The Basilica were written in Greek. They were translated into Latin by J. Cujas (Cujacius) Professor of Law in the University of Bourges, and published at Lyons, 22d of January, 1566, in one vol. fo.

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Red alert was raised over the church last August 12 amid a leaked memorandum concerning an alleged threat by Islamic State-linked terrorists against cities and churches in Northern Luzon, including the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag.
During the Mass, the Decree of Concession by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments for the Mount Carmel Shrine to become a minor basilica was read in Latin and English.
Mayugba recently gifted Pope Francis with an image of Apo Badoc as a sign of gratitude for granting the Pontifical Coronation of the Lady of Badoc and the elevation of her church into a Minor Basilica. Last March, the bishop also gifted Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami of Nagasaki, Japan with a replica of the revered Marian image.
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A visit at the town of Taal would not be complete, of course, without dropping by Taal Basilica, or Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours.
On May 2, 1965, the Papal Bull Cubanula Religious was issued and the church where the Santo Nino was enshrined was raised to the level of Minor Basilica of Sto.
Presidential spokesman and chief legal adviser Salvador Panelo welcomed the prayers offered for President Duterte by the rector of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene.
The annual pilgrimage season to one of the country's most popular Marian shrines peaks this month as busloads of devotees and tourists troop to the shrine of the venerated Our Lady of Manaoag, the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Manaoag, Pangasinan.
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It is enshrined above the altar of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, also known canonically as Parish of Saint John the Baptist, or simply Quiapo Church, in the Quiapo district of Manila.
It will end once the statue reaches the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo.