Clean-up begins after massive flooding at Lourdes shrine
Catholic World News - October 23, 2012
Workers at the famous Marian shrine at Lourdes have begun a laborious clean-up process after severe flooding.
The waters that had washed through the shrines—ruining carpets and leaving a thick coating of mud—have receded. But debris from the floods continues to float around the churches and the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous.
More than 450 pilgrims were evacuated from the shrine and surrounding buildings on October 20 as the flood waters rose. The entire shrine remained closed on Sunday, October 21.
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