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NESTLLNG LN THE Andes mountains, the Church of San Francisco

de ChiuChiu is a reminder of the first Spanish missionaries to arrive in northern Chile in the 17th century. Last weekend, the 400 strong almost-entirely Catholic population of the village of Chiu-Chiu, in the Atacama province, celebrated Chile's traditional Christmas Midnight Mass,

or Misa del Gallo,which lasted unfl dawn. The name fir the service means 'Mass of the Cockrel', which obliquely refers tooth e denial of Christ by St Peter. Phoe': Carlos Reyes




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