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August 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II struggled through Mass at a French shrine, gasping, trembling and asking aides for help during the 2 1/2-hour service in sizzling heat. More than 300,000 pilgrims packed a field overlooking the Lourdes grotto in the Pyrenees, where a peasant girl said in 1858 that she had visions of a white-clad Virgin Mary. Many pilgrims to Lourdes are sick, handicapped or aged.
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August 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II struggled through Mass at a French shrine, gasping, trembling and asking aides for help during the 2 1/2-hour service in sizzling heat. More than 300,000 pilgrims packed a field overlooking the Lourdes grotto in the Pyrenees, where a peasant girl said in 1858 that she had visions of a white-clad Virgin Mary. Many pilgrims to Lourdes are sick, handicapped or aged.
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TRAVEL
September 21, 2008
I've read and enjoyed Susan Spano's work for at least a few years and was finally prompted to drop a note of appreciation after the story on Lourdes, France ["Slice of Heaven," Sept. 7]. My wife and I are planning our fifth trip to France next year, and we were debating whether to include Lourdes on our itinerary. Then Spano's article leaps off the front page of the Travel section. Case closed. John J. Flynn Irvine
WORLD
July 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope Benedict XVI is planning numerous trips abroad in the coming year, including visits to the United Nations, Australia, Austria and a shrine in Lourdes, France, the Vatican spokesman said. The first of the pope's confirmed trips will be a Sept. 7-9 visit to Vienna, where he plans to deliver an important speech to diplomats, the Rev. Federico Lombardi said, without elaborating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1995
The owner of the Queen of Peace Ministry travel agency agreed to notify customers that his spiritual pilgrimage tours have no official connection with the Catholic Church, a prosecutor said. Peter K. Miller operates a travel promotion business advertising spiritual pilgrimages to Lourdes, France; Rome and other religious locations. Miller settled the consumer protection lawsuit without admitting wrongdoing. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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August 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Even holy water from the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes, France, can't get by airport security screening passengers for suspicious liquids. Passengers on a new Vatican-backed charter airline had to hand over containers of water collected at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral to security officials at the airport in southern France before boarding a return flight to Rome, officials for Mistral Air and the airport said, the Italian news agency Apcom reported.
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May 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Roman Catholic Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich, the primate of all Ireland and an ardent Irish nationalist, died Tuesday after falling ill on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, the church announced. He was 66. The cardinal, who was head of the church in both the Republic of Ireland and Protestant-dominated Northern Ireland, died of cardiac arrest in a hospital at Toulouse, 95 miles from Lourdes, officials said.
TRAVEL
September 14, 2008
I have been to Lourdes, France, twice -- once as a pilgrim in 2001 and last year as a tourist. Susan Spano wrote such a fine article, which caught the essence of Lourdes ["Slice of Heaven," Sept. 7] that I felt as though I were there again. Spano didn't miss a thing. She is right in saying that traveling as a pilgrim gives an insight that is not possible as a tourist. I imagine that is probably true in many other places. Thank you for the article. Spano always captures more than the obvious.
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June 7, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II on Saturday led millions of Roman Catholics in prayers devoted to Mary, the mother of Jesus, through a satellite network that reached 29 countries in five continents. The televised event, said to be the most ambitious ever undertaken, marked the opening ceremony of the Marian year, a period designated by the Pope for special devotion to Mary. The period runs from June 7 to Aug. 15, 1988. The ceremony, beamed from St.
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August 18, 1990 | From the Associated Press
Brendan O'Rourke, a boy with AIDS who was embraced by Pope John Paul II when he reached up to tug the Holy Father's ears, died Friday of AIDS-related illness. He was 7. A photograph of the Pope reaching through a crowd to embrace Brendan during the 1987 papal visit to the United States was printed in newspapers worldwide. Brendan's father, John O'Rourke, later explained that Brendan liked to hold the ears of people he likes and therefore reached for the Pope.
NEWS
November 27, 1998
Tom O'Callaghan, who arranged trips to Rome for Cardinals Timothy Manning and Roger M. Mahony and tours of Ireland for such entertainers as Bob Newhart and Edward Mulhare, has died. He was 68. O'Callaghan, founder of O'Callaghan Travel Ltd., died Tuesday in Los Angeles of cancer, said his son, attorney Michael T. O'Callaghan.
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