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Pilgrims evacuated from Lourdes following bomb threat

Catholic World News - August 16, 2010

Thirty thousand pilgrims, 900 of them severely ill, were evacuated from Lourdes on August 15 following an anonymous bomb threat. After a five-hour investigation by explosives experts, the shrine reopened.

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  • Posted by: Cornelius - Aug. 16, 2010 3:35 PM ET USA

    What kind of twisted individual would send a bomb threat to Lourdes? If the French have 'hate crimes', then surely this ranks as one.

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