Posts Tagged ‘Marian shrines’

Muslims drop lawsuit to stop building of Marian shrine in Indonesia

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Local Catholics are glad that a group of Muslims have decided to drop a lawsuit that sought to stop the building of a Marian shrine in Indonesia’s Yogyakarta province. In a surprise move, the 39 Islamic extremists who opposed the construction of a replica of the Lourdes grotto in the Yogyakarta province have withdrawn their Read more

Muslims go as pilgrims to Marian shrines

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Millions of Muslims make pilgrimages to Marian shrines every year — not only to the major shrines such as Fatima in Portugal or Harissa in Lebanon, but also to shrines in Egypt, Syria and Iran. Devotion to the Virgin Mary is quite strong in Islam, writes Vatican expert Father Samir Khalil Samir in an analysis Read more