Catholic Priest Justino Limachi blesses dogs by sprinkling them with holy water after a Mass at the parish of Villa Adela to celebrate the feast of San Roque, the patron saint of dogs, in El Alto, Bolivia, on Thursday. Photo: AP

Dog day in Bolivia as church honours patron saint of pooches

Saint Roch was said to have been a 14th-century French noble who cared for plague victims and became the patron of dogs, when one save his life

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Catholic Priest Justino Limachi blesses dogs by sprinkling them with holy water after a Mass at the parish of Villa Adela to celebrate the feast of San Roque, the patron saint of dogs, in El Alto, Bolivia, on Thursday. Photo: AP
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