Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm
Three Polish Catholic priests and a layman arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday after a grueling cycling pilgrimage from northern Poland.
The group, from the diocese of Pelplin, set out on the 1,400-mile trip on June 28, carrying with them their personal prayer intentions for Pope Francis, an increase in vocations, and greater respect for human life.
The pilgrims also raised money for a hospice in Kartuzy, a town near Pelplin.
The 17-day expedition, chronicled on their Twitter account, took the cyclists to the Polish shrine of Częstochowa, St. John Paul II’s birthplace in Wadowice, and then to Italy via the Czech Republic and Austria.