Flooding Closes Lourdes Shrine

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Flooding this week in southern France forced the shrine at Lourdes to close.  The grotto and pools were inundated and Masses could only be held indoors, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, which was not damaged.

Two people died in this week’s flooding. Some pilgrims had to be evacuated from the shrin…


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