Up to 15,000 Tamils set to visit Walsingham shrine 

Up to 15,000 Tamils from across the UK and further afield will travel to the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday (July 10).

Pilgrimage coordinator Julian Foord said it was the third largest event held in Norfolk each year.

“The interesting thing about the Tamil pilgrimages is they draw people from all over England,” he said. “The first coach leaves South Shields at midnight, we’ll have up to 40 coaches, the rest will come by car.”
Pilgrims will queue in a field opposite the chapel for 90 minutes, before spending just a couple of minutes at the shrine.
“For Tamils it’s a really happy, family occasion,” said Julian. “What’s amazing about the Tamil pilgrimage is you’ll see teenagers, completely unembarrassed, praying.”
Catholic Tamils will be joined by Hindus, who also worship the Virgin Mary.
Read more at EDP24
Picture courtesy of www.walsingham.org.uk

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