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Mauritius: The new renovated tomb of father Laval officially opened




Photo journal Le Mauricien
Photo journal Le Mauricien
The new renovated tomb of father Laval, was officially opened on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in the wake of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of the French missionary and apostle of the poor who will be soon celebrated in early September.
 
The new tomb located at the rear of the former one which was not demolished is now linked to the new structure by colonnades.
 
 The Bishop of Port-Louis, Bishop Maurice Piat, held an interfaith office this weekend along with Monsignor Ian Ernest, Anglican Archbishop of the province of the Indian Ocean and various religious representatives of other faith communities of the island.
 
The Mauritian Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, and the leader of the opposition in Parliament, Paul Bérenger also attended the celebration, as reported in the Le Mauricien newspaper.
 
As a reminder, the work of the new renovated tomb cost some 24 million rupees *, of which 10 million was granted by the Mauritian Government.
 
The tomb of Blessed Jacques - Désiré Laval (1803-1864), beatified by Jean Paul II in April 1979, located in St. Croix, drains in its wake many pilgrims and tourists in the North of Mauritius.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees
 



Fabrice François


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