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Review: Determination leads to a host of problems in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an outrageous comedy about breaking the law for the right reasons; a minimal post-apocalypse drama; a period piece that boasts a complete role reversal; and a holiday re-release.

Pope names envoy to Bosnian 'miracle' town

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Saturday named a Polish archbishop as special envoy to a Bosnian town that has become a huge but controversial pilgrimage site thanks to reported appearances by the Virgin Mary.

Vatican's accord or not, Bosnian town believes in its 'miracle'

Medjugorje - For believers, the Bosnian town of Medjugorje is as sacred as Lourdes or Fatima, a place where the Virgin Mary appeared to children that decades on has become a huge pilgrimage site.

Tunisia hosts Jewish pilgrimage under tight security

Djerba - The Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba is to take place Wednesday under extra security after the Bardo museum massacre and Israel's warning of terror threats.

Alternate pilgrimage route to Mount Kailash to be ready by 2015

Indian pilgrims will be able to travel to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in Tibet through a new route in Nathula in the Indian state of Sikkim from 2015.

China plans new route to Mount Kailash from India

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to announce the opening of a new route for Indian pilgrims traveling to the sacred sites of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, via north-east India.

North Indian state of Jammu gears up for Mount Kailash pilgrimage

Another batch of Hindu devotees will be setting of for the annual Kailash yatra or pilgrimage on August 16, and will passing through the state of Jammu in north India.

25 million Shiva devotees visit Ganga during Kawad Yatra

The two-week Kawad Yatra, involving pilgrims carrying pots of water from the river Ganga to their local temples came to an end on July 25 in India.

700,000 pilgrims attend closing of India's Puri Jagannath festival

Puri - Over 700,000 pilgrims were present for the closing of the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra, when the three deities of the Puri Jagannath Temple were returned to their primary shrine at the conclusion of the annual Rath Yatra or chariot festival.

A million devotees expected at the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

Puri - The Rath Yatra or "Chariot Festival" at the Puri Jagannath Temple in the west Indian state of Odisha will begin on June 29, and is expected to draw a million pilgrims.

Indian government taking precautions for Himalayan pilgrimages

Dehra Dun - The newly-elected Indian government has highlighted the safe conduct of the annual Chardham pilgrimage in the Himalayan mountains as an important priority.

Wayward Chinese pilgrims aiming for Lourdes end up 800 km away

Five Chinese tourists on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in the south of France found themselves in the wrong Lourdes, a church called Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in the village of Leuhan in Brittany, north west France, 800 kilometres from their intended destination.

France’s Lourdes Pilgrimage expects 150,000 visitors tomorrow

France hosts the annual Lourdes Pilgrimage on Aug. 15, known as a tradition for the Christian faithful. It attracts thousands of people each year. This year it's expected to see a record number of visitors from all over the world.

Crowd researchers make pilgrimage safer

The science of pedestrian motion meets the annual Hajj in Mecca. How science can help.
 

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