April 17, 2024


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IN PICTURES: Thousands of pilgrims convene at Kibeho Holy land for Assumption Day

Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world convened at Kibeho to mark the ascension to heaven of the Virgin Mary.

The day is celebrated by Roman Catholics as Assumption Day on 15th August every year.

Kibeho is an important place for Catholics as it is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to some teenagers in the remote area in 1981.

Pope Paul II, the then head of the Roman Catholic Church, officially recognised the apparitions of Holy Mary in 2001, declaring Kibeho a holy land.

Various dignitaries including Government officials attended the celebrations.

TOPAFRICANEWS went to the site and took the following pictures.

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