Sacred Sites in Contested Regions

Welcome to Sacred Sites in Contested Regions

Religion in the modern era abounds with pilgrimages and other mass gatherings that revolve around cult worship at graves, the location of apparition sightings, and sacred relics. Alongside vastly-popular established sites like Mecca, Spain’s Basilica of Santiago de Compostela, and the Guadalupe in Mexico, there are also a wide array of newly-revived shrines that are posing challenges to the traditional centers.


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