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Bangladesh celebrates 500 years of Christianity February 13, 2019

Thousands of Catholics celebrated 500 years of Christianity in Bangladesh by paying tribute to early missionaries, martyrs and Mother Mary from Feb. 7-8.

The celebrations coincided with an annual pilgrimage to the popular Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in Diang in Chittagong Archdiocese.

About 7,000 people including 11 bishops, 75 priests, 18 religious brothers and 80 nuns flocked to the two-day program.

Photos by Piyas Biswas, Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario for

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