NICARAGUA RELIGION – Nicaraguan faithful mark prayer that ‘stopped’ 1947 eruption

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Dozens of Nicaraguans on Sunday made a pilgrimage to the Cerro Negro volcano to remember the prayer made to the Virgin Mary that, according to Catholic faith, stopped an eruption in the mid-20th century that threatened to destroy the city of León for a second time.

Approximately 100 people made a pilgrimage to Cerro Negro just as their parents and grandparents did, this time in gratitude for the “miracle” three quarters of a century ago.