Since its elevation from shrine to Basilica Minore, several construction works are being done in preparation for the celebration on Feb 17, 2015 for the declaration as basilica minore.
The papal emblem was already installed at the top of the main entrance door. Installation of various statues of saints was almost finished. There were many devotees who attended mass during the January 01, 2015 New Year mass.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments said: “The faithful who devoutly visit the basilica and within it participate in any sacred rite or at least recite the Lord’s Prayer and the profession of faith may obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Supreme Pontiff)
A new entrance gate was also constructed to solve the problem on traffic.