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Francis Khoo Thwe
Burmese Christians, Muslims and Buddhists together for the Virgin of Nyaunglebin
Mgr Charles Bo, archbishop of Yangon, led the solemn celebrations marking the 112th anniversary of the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. At least 100,000 people perform the pilgrimage. In his homily, the prelate spoke of an "historic opportunity for reconciliation, mentioning the missionaries whose sacrifice nurtured the "the seed of faith."
Archbishop of Yangon: Mary's faith, "light" of hope for all Burmese
Tens of thousands of Catholics attended the novena to Mary, with prayers, masses and solemn processions. Over 70 thousand faithful attend final day of prayers. In his homily, Msgr. Bo stresses the importance of "trust" and traced the country's recent history, marked by war and violence.
Hindus and Christians celebrate one hundred years of Our Lady of the Mount
A new building for pilgrims opens at the La Vang Marian Shrine
The "House of Pilgrimage" has welcomed almost a thousand faithful per day since mid-July. Despite its traditional hostility to the shrine, the government granted the building permit in a record time.
03/08/2007 SRI LANKA
Catholics hope road to Madhu shrine will be opened
Preparations for the feast of the Assumption start within two days. The local bishop reminded the government of its promise to open the main road which leads to the shrine, so that pilgrims may be able to go there in great numbers. But Colombo has said the Tigers are amassing arms around the church.
10/01/2007 SRI LANKA
Thanksgiving pilgrimage to Marian Shrine in Tewatte turns 50
Thousands of believers went to the national shrine of Our Lady of Lanka on 2 January to thank God for the past year and to beg for peace in this new year. The time-honored tradition is kept notwithstanding difficulties.
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