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Carlota Valenzuela.

This Catholic is trekking 4,000 miles across Europe to Jerusalem

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Carlota Valenzuela began the epic foot pilgrimage in January. Read more

Pilgrims pray in front of St. Peter's Basilica

St. Philip Neri’s 7 Churches Pilgrimage returns after pandemic break

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a 2-year pause, around 800 people walked more than 15 miles in the saint’s footsteps. Read more

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage procession to St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Solemn High Mass at the Altar of the Chair in the Basilica, Oct. 30, 2021.

PHOTOS: 10th annual Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage to Rome

Nov 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage took place on Oct. 29-31. Read more

Pilgrims arrive at Jasna Gora shrine to pray before Our Lady of Częstochowa.

40,000 Catholics make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

Aug 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The traditional walking pilgrimage to venerate an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa housed in the shrine dates back... Read more

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Aug. 2, 2020.

International pilgrims scarce as pandemic subsides in Italy

Aug 17, 2020

By Alan Holdren

As life returns to normal in Italy, Catholic pilgrimage destinations are celebrating feasts publicly again. But, there’s one thing glaringly... Read more

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Old City of Jerusalem.

Pilgrimages canceled as new Israeli quarantine comes into effect

Mar 12, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

New Israeli quarantine measures, in effect from Thursday, have led to cancelled trips to the Holy Land, with some pilgrims... Read more

Pilgrims Jan. 25 at the shrine to Christ to King atop Mexico's Cubilete Mountain. Courtesy photo.

50,000 young pilgrims climb to 'Cristo Rey' shrine

Jan 29, 2020

More than 50,000 Mexican young people made a pilgrimage Saturday to the iconic monument and shrine to Christ the King, situated... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

Pope Francis names delegate to oversee pilgrims at Lourdes shrine

Jun 6, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has appointed a special delegate to oversee the pastoral care of pilgrims and other management at the Marian... Read more

Medjugorje.

Pope permits pilgrimages to Medjugorje as apparitions continue to be studied

May 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has given the green light for Catholics to organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a site of alleged Marian apparitions,... Read more

Nina Vela meets Pope Francis during a pilgrimage to Rome.

Homeless woman says 'miracle' allowed her to come to Rome

May 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

When Marina “Nina” Vela learned that she had been selected from the community of homeless people on the streets of... Read more

Holy Land pilgrimages on the rise, despite political tensions

Feb 7, 2018

By Perry West

While the transition of the American embassy to Jerusalem has exacerbated regional tension in recent months, the number of Christian... Read more