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This can be unnerving: how to proceed?

Miner Osman Araya hugs his wife after being hoisted to the surface in Copiapo, Chile (CNS photo/Hugo Infante-Government of Chile via Reuters)

Round-the-clock vigils and Masses for the miners are held around the country as the men are pulled out of the mine one by one

Pope speaks about the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners during his general audience at the Vatican

Four miners carry a statue of San Lorenzo, the patron saint of miners, to the rescue shaft at the San Jose mine in Chile

One of their first requests, after a crucifix, was for statues of Our Lady and the saints

Pope receives a gift from the 33 miners trapped nearly 2,257 feet underground in the city of San Jose