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San Cayetano, Patron Saint Of Labor, Draws Thousands In Argentina
The Italian priest, who died in the 16th century, is revered as the patron saint of wheat, prosperity and labor. His name day resonates in a country that has undergone economic turmoil in recent years, most recently a default forced by a legal dispute with U.S. investors.
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A woman kneels as she enters San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Pilgrims flock to show their dedication to the saint widely known as San Ca the patron of labour and ask for three things in particular: Bread, work and peace. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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People attend a mass outside the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Pilgrims flock to show their dedication to the saint widely known as San Ca the patron of labour and ask for three things in particular: Bread, work and peace. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Pilgrims pray inside the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Thousands of people visit San Cayetano church, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A woman, clutching stalks of wheat and holding a statue of Saint Cayetano, attends a Mass outside the San Cayetano Catholic Church, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. An annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Cayetano, the patron saint of work, has drawn thousands of Roman Catholics as the country faces difficult economic times. The 16th century Italian priest is also considered the patron saint of wheat and prosperity. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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A young man sells bread outside the San Cayetano Catholic Church, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. An annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Cayetano, the patron saint of work, has drawn thousands of Roman Catholics as the country faces difficult economic times. The 16th century Italian priest was born in 1480 in Vicenzia and became a priest at the age of 33. He died on Aug. 7, 1547. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Angelito Ribero, poses for a photo dressed as 'Gauchito Gil,' a folk saint revered by Argentines, outside the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. 'Gauchito Gil,' was an 1800's outlaw who became a mystical symbol of bravery; stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Thousands of people visit the San Cayetano church, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Smoke from sausages being grilled billows up in the air as people wait to enter the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Thousands of people visit San Cayetano's church, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. Devotion to San Cayetano in Argentina has existed for years, but generally tends to heighten when the country is going through a period of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A priest administers the Catholic sacrament of confession to a man outside the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Thousands of people visit San Cayetano, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A woman selling religious trinkets sits beside pilgrims waiting their turn to enter the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. As thousands of people visit San Cayetano the greatest physical challenge is sustaining a strong back, as the lines to get into the Catholic temple can last anything from between six to eight hours. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A woman offers images of the saint attached to wheat stalks, to pilgrims outside San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Thousands of people visit San Cayetano church, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. The wheat stalk represents the providing of bread and is a staple gift to give to someone who isnt having the best luck in the world of work, or to just give to somebody as a good-will gesture. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Stamps with the image of San Cayetano sit on top a bag beside people in line to enter San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Thousands of people visit San Cayetano's church, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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People wait their turn to enter the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Pilgrims flock to show their dedication to the saint widely known as San Ca the patron of labour and ask for three things in particular: Bread, work and peace. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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People walk in line to enter the San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Thousands of people visit San Cayetano, the patron saint of work, amid tough economic times in the South American country. Argentina, which is in a recession and has among the highest rates of inflation in the world, is facing new uncertainty after it was forced into default by a legal dispute with U.S. investors. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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San Cayetano, Patron Saint Of Labor, Draws Thousands In Argentina

The Italian priest, who died in the 16th century, is revered as the patron saint of wheat, prosperity and labor. His name day resonates in a country that has undergone economic turmoil in recent years, most recently a default forced by a legal dispute with U.S. investors.

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