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Massive star placed atop tower of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

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A giant illuminated star has been inaugurated on the second highest tower of the landmark Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. In front of thousands of people in the streets around the church, the Cardinal and Archbishop of Barcelona, Joan Josep Omella, blessed the “Star of Bethlehem” on Wednesday evening after Mass was said. Afterwards, the bright light inside the 12-pointed star made of steel and glass, which weighs 5.5 tons and measures 7.5 metres from point to point, was lit shortly before 8 pm (1900 GMT) at a height of 138 metres. Architect Antoni Gaudi was following the ceremony “certain…

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