- Jul 12, 2020
Despite ongoing and unpredictable travel restrictions, there are still a number of important sites, shrines and sanctuaries people can “visit” online in Europe and the Middle East.
Staff at the Pope John XXIII hospital in Bergamo — once the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy — announced they had no more patients with coronavirus in their intensive care unit.
An international virtual pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Lourdes, France, will “affirm the power of prayer” against COVID-19, said the shrine’s vice rector.
Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year’s devastating fire.
Alvaro Calvente and his father, Idelfonso, along with a family friend Francisco Javier Millan, are walking some 12 miles a day to try to reach Santiago de Compostela, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage sites, along the Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of St. James.
Greenpeace activists hung banners from a huge construction crane atop Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Thursday, accusing France and President Emmanuel Macron of not doing enough to fight climate change.