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Lourdes, dependent on pilgrims, sees economic downturn with pandemic

Oct 12, 2020
The pilgrims are only returning in small numbers compared with the 6 million a year who usually come.
Pilgrims stand in front of Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes on May 16, 2020.
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Britain enjoys revival of pilgrimages

Aug 29, 2018
The modern treks are not necessarily religious and they can boost local economies.
A group of pilgrims resting among the gravestones outside of St. Mary's Church in Rye at the end of their journey. 
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