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Participants in the 56th annual pilgrimage of HCPT in Lourdes

Hundreds join HCPT in Lourdes

More than 1,600 disabled children with their helpers, medical staff and chaplains gather in Lourdes for annual pilgrimage

Barry O’Sullivan, picture here with the bike he will take to Lourdes

Teacher in charity ride to Lourdes

A teacher at the Nicholas Breakspear School is cycling to Lourdes to raise money for the HCPT Pilgrimage Trust

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

Bishop recognises healing as ‘remarkable’ but says further study is needed before it can be declared a miracle

At Notre Dame High School, Norwich, Paul Bruning, president of Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association, presented cheques to a total of £1,200 from the Catenian Bursary Fund to a group of sixth formers to help them go to Lourdes. From left: Jack Harrison, Aine Kirwan, Eleonor Matthewson, Natalie Shorten, Nathan Williamson, Andrew Miller, Jackie Skwarka, Joanna Weal and Paul Bruning

Catenians pay £1,200 so sixth-form pupils can go on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Pilgrims gather around a statue of Mary in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (CNS/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)

St Bernadette lived a holy and humble life. I don’t think the same can be said for the Medjugorje seers

Some of the Stonyhurst party are pictured at Lourdes with other pilgrims

Stonyhurst pupils help sick at Lourdes

Ninety pilgrims went on this year’s Stonyhurst Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Fr Nicholas King, Fr Antony Lester and Mgr William Saunders were appointed chaplains of honour to the Lourdes sanctuaries by Bishop Jacques Perrier

Lourdes honour for Fr King

Fr Nicholas King SJ is made a chaplain of honour at a Mass in Lourdes

Pilgrims gather in front of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Lourdes after the bomb scare (AP Photo)

Tens of thousands of pilgrims evacuated after anonymous call

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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