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Flooding closes grotto at Lourdes

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Heavy flooding in southwest France has forced the closure of the Marian shrine at Lourdes, for the second time in a year. As hundreds of pilgrims were evacuated from nearby hotels, officials used sandbags and other barriers to minimise damage to the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. About Read more