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Pope prays Angelus on the feast of the Assumption

Lourdes reopens after bomb scare

Police evacuated 30,000 pilgrims celebrating feast of the Assumption

Handicapped pilgrims face the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Mary is shown being taken up to heaven in a painting inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Why do we believe in the Assumption?

Because the Church, an authority we can trust wholeheartedly, tells us we ought to

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Solemnity of the Assumption: Rev 11:19, 12: 1-6 & 10; 1 Cor 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56