THE POPE VISITS LOURDES

15/08/2004
Pope tells women to be free defending life and that which is invisible

The Pope spoke again of the status of women in the final mass of the pilgrimage. He appealed to the young to "give life meaning".

15/08/2004
Lourdes: an exhausted Pope, "Ferragosto" and the Olympic Games
14/08/2004
A Papal rose in tribute to the "Queen" of joy and sorrow
14/08/2004
Lourdes: a past rich in devotions and pilgrimages (profile)
14/08/2004
Despite violence and terrorism Christians and Muslims gather at Komane shrine
14/08/2004
The Pope "marked by suffering" greets the infirm before the grotto
14/08/2004
"Ina" Mary's love changed my life

Economic problems, abortions, divisions, and a slim devotional thread to Our Lady of Lourdes.

14/08/2004
Korean bishops: "Pray to Mary that the country be united and at peace"
14/08/2004
Pope: suffering is not useless. It is an offering for the world
An analysis of the Papal first day in Lourdes, among pain, prayers, care for the world.
14/08/2004
The Pope : Pray the rosary for vocations to the priesthood and religious life
14/08/2004
Appeal for peace at the procession 'Aux Flambeaux'
13/08/2004
Gunadala, India's Lourdes
13/08/2004
Sick Hindus and Hindu students join Christians in prayer before the statue of Mary

Interview with Father George Puthenpura, PIME India.

13/08/2004
Catholics in Henan province ask for Lourdes water
A Catholic physician applied it on patients during the SARS emergency and many were healed.
13/08/2004
Faith in Mary, A-Bomb survivor

Bishop of Nagasaki: "In the Feast Day of the Assumption the whole of Japan will join together to pray for peace."

12/08/2004
As Pope visits Lourdes, La Vang Marian Sanctuary expected to receive 100,000 pilgrims
12/08/2004
Christian and Muslim pilgrims in Mariamabad, Mary's city
11/08/2004
Pope reveals why he is going on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Lourdes message: spiritual healing of modern man, world peace in God.

10/08/2004
In spirit Chinese Catholics join pilgrim Pope in Lourdes

A message from one priest: "Your Holiness, we cannot be there in person but we are with you in our prayers. With all their suffering, all Chinese Catholics place themselves in Mary's trusting care." On the Feast of the Assumption, many faithful will receive the Sacrament of Baptism.

09/08/2004
Lourdes: pilgrims from Asia among the many

North Korean defectors among the faithful.

07/08/2004
The Pope in Lourdes, a pilgrim among the sick, entrusting himself to Mary

For internet users: webcam on Massabielle Grotto shows devotions live.