The faithful travelled to the shrine to give thanks and to ask for support and good health in the coming year.
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On the last leg of his trip to Romania the pope visited the city of Iasi in the province of Moldova.
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"The flames have ravaged 850 years of history, architecture, painting and sculpture," wrote the Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez.
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It relates to events on January 30 of that year when British troops opened fire on an unauthorised march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. They killed 13 Catholics and wounded 14 others, one of whom later died.