Thank you all for the compliments and comments about my creation! Allow me, please, to give a brief explanation for some parts of it.
I built the basilica in Romanesque style. Most online Lego churches seem to be an eclectic blend of Gothic, Ottonian, and Carolingian architecture. While I enjoy and appreciate such Lego creations, I decided that I wanted to create something different by adhering very specifically to an architectural style. I imagine that in the future I'll blend different elements from different styles to reflect the gradual evolution of a church over time.
I currently attend Brigham Young University in Utah and as such I really cannot afford more Lego. Therefore, I had to be happy with a relatively "colorful" inside. However, I will say that Romanesque, Byzantine, and even Gothic churches were actually quite a bit more colorful than they are in our time. Weathering and reconstruction have gradually eliminated the colors inside many of the churches.
The roof does reach and overlap the sides of the building. Perhaps the pictures did not illustrate this well enough. Also, I realized early in the construction of my church that creating a point with the 45-degree slopes would make the roof gargantuan. Remembering that churches often served as defensive locations in medieval towns and cities, I flattened the top of the roof and gave it crenellations so that it could fulfill that purpose. I did, however, take some license in making the crenellations unrealistically small (a.k.a. standard Lego castle size). They looked better that way.
Anyway, this church represents my best work with my limited pieces. I'm just grateful that I ordered large amounts of light gray before my budge became as strapped as it is.