• Short Summary

    TROOPS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD TOOK PART IN A PILGRIMAGE TO THE FRENCH TOWN OF LOURDES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    TROOPS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD TOOK PART IN A PILGRIMAGE TO THE FRENCH TOWN OF LOURDES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THEY MARCHED TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES FOR A SERVICE AND A MOMENT OF CONTEMPLATION.

    WESTERN EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, THE FAR EAST, AFRICA, AND THE PACIFIC WERE REPRESENTED IN THE PILGRIMAGE, SO WERE NATO AND THE DEFENCE MINISTRIES OF SEVERAL WESTERN EUROPEAN NATIONS.

    AN ANNUAL EVENT, IT WAS THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL MILITARY PILGRIMAGE. THE FIRST WAS HELD IN 1958, THE CENTENARY OF THE NOW FAMOUS VISIONS NEW SEEN BY THE PEASANT GIRL, BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS.

    AS THE THOUSANDS OF TROOPS CRAMMED THE SQUARE BELOW THE BYZANTINE BASILICA, CLERGY CELEBRATED PONTIFICAL MASS FROM THE BALCONY. INVALID SOLDIERS JOINED THE VAST OPEN-AIR CONGREGATION.

    THEN, A TIME FOR CONTEMPLATION BY THE PILGRIMS.

    (LOURDES, WHICH LIES AT THE FOOT OF THE PYRENEES IN SOUTH-WEST FRANCE, IS VISITED BY THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS EVERY YEAR - AUGUST BEING THE FAVOURITE MONTH. BENEATH THE ROSARY CHURCH IS THE FAMED GROTTO, FED BY A SPRING WHOSE WATERS ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE HEALING POWERS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EKNT3WR438NRAQ9KQ4XB0TGL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EKNT3WR438NRAQ9KQ4XB0TGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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