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LONGEST MARIAN PILGRIMAGE CLOSES IN ARGENTINEAN SHRINE

Buenos Aires, 8 (NE) On December 8, 9 and 10 will be held, in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lujan, Argentina, the Feast of Guadalupe, that will finish the pilgrimage on foot of the images of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Black Christ of Esquipulas, considered history's longest pilgrimage for having gone through 19 countries of the continent. The images of America's Patroness and of Christ of Esquipulas will be afterwards enthroned inside the Basilica, after having traveled 24.000 kilometers since they left Mexico on December 12, 1992.

As was informed, the pilgrimage is expected to reach Lujan today, and tomorrow the Archbishop of Parana, Estanislao Karlic, will preside over a Eucharistic celebration were he will entrust Argentina to Blessed Mary. On Sunday the images that have been on this pilgrimage will be placed on the altar of Christ's Sacred Heart, in the Basilica. On Tuesday 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated.

The pilgrimage through American lands started on December 12, 1992, in the Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico, from where a group of priests, nuns and lays faithful started the mission of carrying the Marian image, the Bible and flags of the Latin American nations and Caribbean Islands, as a symbol of the continental confraternity. As the organizers informed, 2,920 cities, villages and hamlets were visited during the 2.919 days of the pilgrimage.

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