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Bless the beasts

Published January 18. 2013 4:00AM
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A priest distributes bibles to people before taking take part in a Mass Thursday at San Anton Church in Madrid in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

A priest distributes bibles to people before taking take part in a Mass Thursday at San Anton Church in Madrid in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

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