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2008-09-15 00:00:10

By The Associated Press LOURDES, France (AP) - As millions of pilgrims do each year, Pope Benedict XVI drank water Saturday from the Lourdes spring famed for miraculous cures as he visited a grotto at the sanctuary he calls a "citadel of hope." A young girl in 19th century peasant costume handed the pontiff a glass of the water from the spring that burst through the ground 150 years ago when a local girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had repeated visions of the Virgin Mary. The grotto sheltered...

2008-09-14 09:00:14

By FRANCES D'EMILIO By Frances D'Emilio The Associated Press LOURDES, France As millions of pilgrims do each year, Pope Benedict XVI drank water Saturday from the Lourdes spring famed for miraculous cures as he visited a grotto at the sanctuary he calls a "citadel of hope." A young girl in 19th century peasant costume handed the pontiff a glass of the water from the spring that burst through the ground 150 years ago when a local girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had repeated visions of the...

2008-07-30 18:00:29

By Matt Russell, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. Jul. 29--LA CROSSE -- The pope, a Catholic spokesman here insists, is not coming to town this week. That the rumor would even exist in the area hints at the significance, however, of the opening Thursday of a copper-domed church at the 103-acre Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a recently established Catholic pilgrimage site that boasts 50,000 visitors a year from southeastern Minnesota and around the Upper Midwest. That's 50,000...


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