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Camino de Santiago.

Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

Jul 14, 2017

By Elise Harris

The bishops of Spain and France have published a new letter emphasizing the importance of hospitality for people who host... Read more

French bicyclists at St Mary's Cathedral in Krakow's Market Square.

French pilgrims pedal their way to World Youth Day

Jul 28, 2016

By Kate Veik

Pilgrims from across the globe travel to World Youth Day by plane, train and automobile. But not Victor Jacquemont, Antoine... Read more

Procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila, January 7, 2010.

Millions flood streets of Manila for Black Nazarene devotion

Jan 13, 2016

Millions of Catholic faithful swarmed the streets of metro Manila for the procession of the Black Nazarene over the weekend,... Read more

Derrick Yearout, far left, inside the Colosseum on a recent pilgrimage to Rome. Photo courtesy of Tanya Cangelosi.

Rome pilgrimage gives homeless man a new perspective on life

Nov 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

Derrick Yearout has come a long way from his homeless, drug-addicted days. After changing his life and getting off the... Read more

Ancient Roman pilgrimage revs-up spiritual aspect of Lent

Feb 25, 2015

By Elise Harris

For pilgrims in Rome, Ash Wednesday marked not only the start of the Church’s Lenten season, but also a traditional... Read more

Procession of the relics of St. Francis Xavier in Old Goa outside Se Cathedral on his feast day, Dec. 3, 2014.

Huge crowds flock to see St Francis Xavier's relics on his feast day

Dec 5, 2014

On Wednesday, the 462nd anniversary of his death, an estimated 200,000 people visited Se Cathedral in Old Goa to venerate... Read more

Clarissa Salazar (center) with Tanya Cangelosi and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin at the Colosseum.

My life is changed, says homeless woman on Rome pilgrimage

Apr 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a six-day trip to the Eternal City, Clarissa Salazar, who until recently lived on the streets in the U.S.,... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Schedule for Pope’s Holy Land visit released

Mar 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Holy See has officially published the itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, during which he... Read more

Roman Pilgrimage by George Weigel.

Ancient Lenten pilgrimage comes to life through new book

Mar 4, 2014

Author and scholar George Weigel says his newly-released book offers readers the opportunity experience a centuries-old Lenten practice from Rome... Read more

The Holy Face of Manoppello (L) with direct sunlight from behind the image, and (R) with direct sunlight in front, Jan 10, 2014.

Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

Jan 26, 2014

By Alan Holdren

The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Wednesday audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

The sick are not merely 'objects of charity,' Pope reflects

Nov 11, 2013

In a meeting with an Italian organization dedicated to helping those in poor health go on pilgrimage, Pope Francis reminded... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at Castel Gandolfo before the Sunday Angelus on July 14, 2013.

Pope meets with 500 young pilgrims at St. Peter's Basilica

Aug 28, 2013

Pope Francis met today at Saint Peter’s Basilica with around 500 youths from the central Italian diocese of Piacenza-Bobbio, who... Read more


Conference calls for spiritual preservation of Way of St. James

Aug 5, 2013

The spiritual meaning of the Way of St. James pilgrimage must not be reduced to a mere touristic and ecological... Read more

Rich Gannon takes part in a June 10, 2013 interview just outside of Vatican City.

Rome visit deepens former NFL quarterback's faith

Jun 11, 2013

As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit... Read more

Pilgrims walk into St. Peter's Square the night before the beatification of Pope John Paul II, April 30, 2012.

Vatican hopes 'Scrinium' trips will spread pilgrimage to young

Dec 6, 2012

The Vatican is introducing a set of short trips to holy sites aimed at introducing young people to the concept... Read more

Andrea Manfredonia writes on the Faith Scroll at the Vatican's Pilgrim Office.

Vatican office unveils Faith Scroll for pilgrims

Nov 15, 2012

In honor of the Year of Faith, pilgrims to Rome can now share their thoughts about the gift of faith... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on a pastoral visit to Loreto screenshot.

Pope entrusts Year of Faith, evangelization synod to Mary

Oct 4, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury.

St. John Vianney relic headed to England for first time

Jun 5, 2012

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury is asking Catholics to make a pilgrimage to venerate the heart of Saint John Vianney... Read more