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© Lilian Cazabet / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP The Father Hugues de Woillemont, Secretary General and spokesperson for the Conference of the bishops of France, was the guest of Lionel Gougot on this day of the Assumption. "5,000 pilgrims are currently in Lourdes with the national pilgrimage, but [there are many more that will come to pray and confide in Marie."
The aspiration of pilgrims to find Lourdes this year was very strong, after two years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 . "5,000 pilgrims are currently in Lourdes with the national pilgrimage, but [there are many more] who will come to pray and confide in Marie," said Father Hugues de Woillemont, secretary general of the Conference of Bishops of France. The spokesperson also notes the return "of sick and disabled" for the pilgrimage. "They are 500 this year, accompanied by people of hospitality to take care of them and live the pilgrimage with them."
'Walking toward forgiveness': Pope Francis arrives in Edmonton
Pope Francis began the Alberta leg of his “pilgrimage of penitence” Sunday morning after the pontiff’s plane touched tarmac at Edmonton International Airport. The arrival followed a 10-hour flight that began at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, trip organizers said Saturday, but the Pope wasn’t scheduled to celebrate a public mass or make a formal announcement just yet. “His first public words spoken in Canada will be the Monday visit to the former residential school site in Maskwacis,” organizers said, referring to the Ermineskin residential school site south of Edmonton. According to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the school ran from 1895 to 1975.
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a thought for Ukraine
The foreign pilgrims also make their return , "This year, we note the presence of a hundred Christians from Orient ", welcomed Hugues de Woillemont:" It is obviously a party for France, but also for the world. "
In the prayers planned this year, the faithful will have a very special thought for the Ukraine , assures the secretary general of the Conference of Bishops of France: "We also partially pray for peace in Ukraine. Obviously, it is One of our strongest prayer intentions in these days. " Some Ukrainians who came for the occasion will deliver their testimony, "to talk about what they are going through".
Map. Visualize the degradation of drought in France since the start of summer 2022 .
with Paris and the small crown that joined the list this Tuesday, August 2, all the metropolitan departments are now concerned by vigilance against the drought. Discover the progression of the phenomenon in France since early July, with our animated image. The degradation occurred very quickly. This early August 2022, All the departments of France are affected by the drought vigilance , according to the government site Propluvia , which records the water use decrees.