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Pope Francis draws 1.5m pilgrims to vigil in Portugal

Pope Francis draws 1.5m pilgrims to vigil in Portugal

An estimated 1.5 million young people filled a field Saturday in the Portuguese capital for Pope Francis’ World Youth Day vigil, braving scorching heat to secure a spot for the evening prayer and to camp out overnight and be in place for his final farewell Mass on Sunday morning.
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Hajj: NAHCON signs agreement on services for pilgrims

Hajj: NAHCON signs agreement on services for pilgrims

The Chairman, National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, Alh Zikrullah Kunle Hassan has signed the 2020 Hajj Agreement with the Establishment of Pilgrims of African Non Arab countries in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The signing of the agreement is a condition for all hajj participating countries. The Chairman also signed an agreement with HAFIL Transport Company for the […]

2020 Hajj:  Lagos targets over 4,000 intending pilgrims

2020 Hajj: Lagos targets over 4,000 intending pilgrims

The Lagos State Government has expressed its determination to put necessary strategies and machineries in place towards ensuring that the number of intending pilgrims performing the Y2020 holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increases from the present 2,500 to 4,000 and above. Hon. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi disclosed this while […]

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Pilgrims from around the world gathered Tuesday in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, to celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land. Thousands of Palestinians and foreigners converged on the “little town” in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with Christmas Eve festivities taking place in and around the Church of the […]