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  • French bishops hold day of prayers for victims of sex abuse

    French bishops hold day of prayers for victims of sex abuse

    • Nov 7, 2016

    Gathered in Lourdes for a plenary assembly, the Catholic bishops of France are holding a day of prayers and fasting for victims of sex abuse within the Catholic Church. The bishops prayed on Monday “for forgiveness for the sins committed by clergy members.”

  • Under heavy security, Catholic pilgrims visit Lourdes shrine

    Under heavy security, Catholic pilgrims visit Lourdes shrine

    • Aug 15, 2016

    Pilgrims, many sick or disabled, converged Monday in the French shrine of Lourdes under heavy security after recent terrorist attacks — notably one July 26 in northwest France, in which extremists claiming loyalty to the Islamic State stormed a Mass, slit an elderly priest’s throat and took nuns and parishioners hostage.

  • Explaining Lourdes and the Assumption of Mary

    Explaining Lourdes and the Assumption of Mary

    • Aug 13, 2016

    The French sanctuary of Lourdes has been famous since 1858, when a young peasant girl claimed to see visions of Mary, the mother of Jesus. As pilgrims gather there on Monday for the Feast of the Assumption, here are the basics you need to know.

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