Junior defence minister Jack de Vries told news agency ANP on Friday he was extremely impressed by the comfort and strength which 350 Dutch soldiers and war veterans got from their pilgrimage to Lourdes.
De Vries, a Protestant, accompanied the group and took part in a special mass for soldiers on Friday.
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