Stock Photo: Ludzmierz Sanctuary, Poland Sanctuary of Ludzmierz with its magnificiant icon of the Virgin the Queen of Podhale In 1963 during the crowning ceremony as the feretory bearing the figure was being carried the scepter fell from its hands It was caught in mid-air by then the Bishop of Krakow then Karol Wojtyla who years later went on to become Pope Ludzmierz is the oldest village in the Podhale region (13th century) Also famous for its miraculous likeness of the Mother of God