One of the most famous Catholic Churches of the city, St. Mary's Basilica is located at Sarojini Naidu Road in the heart of Secunderabad. The decree designating it as a basilica was issued in November, 2008. St. Mary's Church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city of Secunderabad, India. The church has four bells, which were brought from Italy in 1901. One of the bells is reported to have developed cracks. It was formerly the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Adjacent to the church is the convent of St. Ann's which runs the St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad.