Parochie Sint-Niklaas

Mesen, Flanders Belgium

Roman Catholic

The landmark church was restored from war damage in 1928. The tower contains a carillon of 46 bells; Pope John Paul II blessed the first bell of peace on 17 May, 1985, in Ypres. The bells ring every 15 minutes. This is a major World War I battlefield and many people come out of respect for the victims and emphasizing peace.