The Enemies of Lourdes

Andrea Torneilli, the renowned Italian Vaticanologist, has written a book based on his interviews with Father René Laurentin. The book narrates some of the hostilities against the visionary, Saint Bernadette.

Tornielli explained to ZENIT that “if was not easy for Lourdes to affirm itself in 19th-century France, homeland of anticlericalism. From the beginning, the apparitions were at the center of attacks, criticism and attempts to disprove them.” [More at Zenit]