Cathedral of Maringa
Location: Maringá, Brazil
Architect: José Augusto Bellucci
Year Completed: 1972
The Cathedral of Maringa is the tallest church building in South America, the 16th tallest in the world, and is one of the 54 minor Catholic basilicas of Brazil. The first stone of the church, a piece of marble removed from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, was laid on August 15, 1958.