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Bomb threat causes Lourdes shrine evacuation

PARIS – Thousands of people, many disabled or ailing, were evacuated from the shrine at Lourdes in southern France after a bomb threat on the Catholic holy day of Assumption.

Lourdes ‘Disneyland of God’ expects record 8m visitors for 150th anniversary...

Away from the Immaculate Conception ice-cream parlour, the Welcome to Paradise gift shop, and racks of glow-in-the-dark Virgin Marys, Noël Cannou was getting a moment's peace.