Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption [CNA]


http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/images/size340/A_statue_of_Bernadette_Soubirous_and_Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe_near_the_Shrine_of_Our_Lady_of_Lourdes_in_Lourdes_France_on_May_15_2015_Credit_Elise_Harris_CNA_5_15_15.jpgLourdes, France, Aug 16, 2016 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Lourdes, France, Aug 16, 2016 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.

About 500 security force members were present, along with patrol dogs, according to the BBC, which reported that around 25,000 pilgrims visited Lourdes for the Marian feast day.

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