Hundreds Evacuated as Floods Hit Lourdes, France
Posted by feww on October 21, 2012
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Flooding forces hundreds of pilgrims to evacuate Lourdes shrine in France
Hundreds of pilgrims have been evacuated from Lourdes Roman Catholic shrine in France after heavy flooding swamped the area.
About 500 pilgrims, including the sick and disabled, were evacuated from the shrine, nearby campgrounds and parts of the southern city of Lourdes after the Gave de Pau river burst its banks following days of torrential rain, local officials said.
- Lourdes became famous after a local girl claimed she had a vision of the Virgin Mary more than 150 years ago.
- Millions of pilgrims visit the shrine each year, especially the sick and disabled.
- The shrine’s success rate in curing the sick must be a closely guarded secret!
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