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pilgrimage

pil gruh muhj

  • n  a journey to a sacred place

  • Advances in infrastructure and security improve the experience of Islam's holiest pilgrimage.
  • Set on an isolated beach on Spain's Catalan coast near the town of Rosas, El Bulli has become a pilgrimage site for foodies brave enough to make the dizzying drive down for the .
  • Benedict XVI has long wanted to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
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  • Floods close Lourdes Catholic pilgrimage site in France
    PARIS (Reuters) - Heavy flooding in southwestern France killed a woman and forced the closure of the Roman Catholic pilgrimage site at Lourdes on Wednesday, less than a year after flash floods caused millions of euros of damage to the shrine. Video footage showed frothy water a meter (3 feet) deep swirling around the Lourdes grotto, a hillside site where the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Floods close Lourdes pilgrimage site in Pyrenees
    PARIS (AP) — Heavy floods in southwest France have forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of pilgrims from nearby hotels.
    June 19, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Floods close Lourdes pilgrimage site in Pyrenees - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
    PARIS (AP) - Heavy floods in southwest France have forced the closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site in Lourdes and the evacuation of pilgrims from nearby hotels.
    June 19, 2013 - Quincy Herald-Whig
Quotes

  • Pope Benedict XVI in AFP
    The ancient tradition of pilgrimage to the holy places also reminds us of the inseparable bond between the Church and the Jewish people,Benedict said at Mount Nebo, where the Bible says God showed the Promised Land to Moses.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Forbes
    On an annual basis millions of Iranians visit Iraq and Iraq's holy sites for pilgrimage purposes,Ahmadinejad said in the interview in New York. "Recently as a result of some clashes and the explosion of some bombs a number of Iranian...
  • José Saraiva Martins in Times Online
    Today, we venerate his body, opening a particularly intense period of pilgrimage,Cardinal Saraiva Martins said.

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