Rome, Italy, Nov 3, 2021 / 12:00 pm
The 10th annual Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage, dedicated to evangelization through the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, took place in Rome Oct. 29-31.
Around 500 priests, seminarians, religious, and laity took part in the international pilgrimage, which included a Eucharistic procession to the Vatican, followed by the celebration of a Solemn High Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The pilgrimage, according to its website, brings people “ad Petri Sedem” (“to the See of Peter”) to give “testimony of the attachment that binds numerous faithful throughout the whole world to the traditional liturgy.”
The pilgrimage is named for Benedict XVI’s 2007 apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, which acknowledged the right of priests to offer Mass in Latin according to the 1962 Roman Missal.