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Thousands gather for Fatima pilgrimage
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Thousands gather for Fatima pilgrimage

14.05.2015 From our online archive
Over 10,000 people joined the Fatima pilgrimage in Wiltz on Thursday, traditionally celebrated on Ascension Day.

(CS/NiM) Over 10,000 people joined the Fatima pilgrimage in Wiltz on Thursday, traditionally celebrated on Ascension Day.

Thursday marked the 46th pilgrimage to the Fatima shrine in Wiltz, with the procession mostly attended by members of the Portuguese and Cape Verdean communities in Luxembourg.

The pilgrimage took place under the motto “Maria, rainha da Paz” (Mary, queen of peace), with believers praying to the Virgin Mary.

While the religious element of the day clearly stood in the foreground, the occasion was also an opportunity for Portuguese and Cape Verdean residents to celebrate their heritage, with tents and barbecues set up, welcoming the locals to share in the tradition.