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Facts About Aglona
Aglona is a village in Aglona municipality, Latvia.
Aglona is famous in Latvia and beyond for its Basilica of the Assumption, the most important Catholic church in the country.
The shrine was visited by Pope John Paul II in September 1993 and over 300,000 pilgrims assembled at that time. Pope Francis visited in September 2018.
The Population of Aglona is 874, as of 2018.
The church and monastery were founded by the Dominican fathers in 1700.