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Archbishop of Westminster blesses Lourdes Jumbulance

The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster blessed a new Jumbulance on Saturday 10 March at Westminster Cathedral.

The Jumbulance, dedicated to St Bernadette of Lourdes,  ensures people in need can continue to enjoy a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols performed the blessing of the Jumbulance outside Westminster Cathedral before celebrating a Mass  at 3.00pm.

The Jumbulance, provided by the charity Across, is a specially designed coach ambulance, which provides safe and comfortable transport for travellers with disabilities and illnesses.

The Jumbulance is the latest in a long line of vehicles built to take those most in need on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

The idea of specialist transport to Lourdes was first conceived by the founders of Across’ predecessor charity, The Across Trust.

The new Across jumbulance is fitted with all the facilities needed to care for those most in need, including a lift, seven beds, a fully accessible toilet and a kitchen.

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