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Chilean cowboys gather for blessing at national shrine

Chile National Sanctuary of Maipu blessing1

Santiago, Chile AP With the snow-covered Andes shining in the background, several dozen cowboys in woollen ponchos and families on wooden horse carts lined up Saturday to receive a priest’s blessing in the huge esplanade in front of the National Sanctuary of Maipú. “I come every year to fulfill a vow,” said Joshua Contreras, 30, […]