Pilgrimage: 1400 People from Loire-Atlantique go to Lourdes

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1400 pilgrims from the diocese of Nantes will make the pilgramage to Lourdes

From the 3rd to the 8th April, the diocese of Nantes is on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, with 1,400 faithful of Loire-Atlantique. For the first time, 70 people in extremely precarious state of health participate.

This year 1400 Loire-Atlantique faithful participate from the 3rd to the 8th April will participate in the pilgrimage to Lourdes organized by the Diocese of Nantes, under the chairmanship of Bishop Jean-Paul James, Bishop of Nantes.  There are 700 young people from schools, colleges and universities on the trip.  Also travelling are 100 patients from 250 hospitals, 130 disabled people and their carers, many priests, altar servers and musicians.  “For the first time, 70 people in extremely precarious state of health (SDF welcomed into social accommodation) are joining Loire-Atlantique pilgrims to answer the call of Pope Francis “ ,says the diocese of Nantes.

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