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Title: The 1944 return of the Statue of Saint Lawrence to Birgu : a historical account on the 75th anniversary
Authors: Agius, Lawrence
Keywords: Malta -- History -- Siege, 1940-1943
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Collegiate Church of St. Lawrence (Vittoriosa, Malta)
Catholics -- Religious life -- Malta -- Vittoriosa
Processions, Religious -- Catholic Church -- Malta -- Vittoriosa
Feasts, Religious -- Malta -- Vittoriosa
Laurence, Saint, of Rome, -258 -- Cult -- Malta -- Vittoriosa
Processional statues -- Malta -- Vittoriosa
Religious art -- Malta -- Vittoriosa
World War, 1939-1945 -- Malta
Issue Date: 2019-07-21
Publisher: Standard Publications Ltd
Citation: Agius, L. (2019, July 21). The 1944 return of the Statue of Saint Lawrence to Birgu: a historical account on the 75th anniversary, Malta Independent, pp. 21.
Abstract: On Thursday, January 16, 1941, at 1.50pm, the Maltese islands suffered the first of a long series of bombardments by the German Luftwaffe. The sacristy and the Chapter Hall of St Lawrence Church in Vittoriosa collapsed, but the titular statue of St Lawrence got preserved. The feast of 1941 was then celebrated in two different places, in Vittoriosa and in Mdina, where the titular statue was being kept. On Sunday, July 30, 1944, the statue was put back in St Lawrence Church. The people of Cottonera commemorated this historic event by holding a pilgrimage on July 30, 2019.
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