CANCELLATION OF 2020 CLOGHER PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

26 March 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Catholic Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy has announced the cancellation of the 2020 diocesan pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Lourdes in France.

A media release from the diocese said the July pilgrimage had been cancelled “in view of the current situation at present and into the period ahead with regard to Covid-19 and taking into consideration that the Sanctuary of Lourdes has been closed for the first time in its history”.

Bishop Duffy said: “I appreciate that this will be a sad decision for many, but in the circumstances it is the only sensible one to make.” The bishop expressed his thanks to Pilgrimage Director Brian Armitage, Spiritual Director Canon Noel McGahan, the members of the Clogher…

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