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Worshipers in front of the Latin church dedicated to the Baptism of Jesus, in the locality known as "Bethany beyond the Jordan," at the exit of the Mass of the feast of Baptism, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024.

Thousands gather at Jordan River with patriarch to mark baptism of Jesus

Jan 13, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

For 24 years, the Catholic community in the region has made a pilgrimage, gathering around its patriarch, to celebrate the... Read more

Pilgrimage to the Holy Christ of the Quebrada in April 2023.

More than 134,000 make pilgrimage to venerate renowned crucifix in Argentina

May 2, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Pilgrims came this past weekend to the village of Villa de la Quebrada in central Argentina to bring their intentions... Read more

More than 100 pilgrims arrived at the Bellavista Shrine in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 2, 2023.

More than 100 pilgrims cross the Andes in a show of love for the Virgin Mary

Feb 5, 2023

By CNA Staff

The initiative was coordinated by the young men in the Schoenstatt Movement and youths from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile... Read more

Aerial view of the surroundings of the Basilica of Guadalupe during the early morning of Dec. 12, 2022.

Historic 12.5 million pilgrims visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico

Dec 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Basilica of Guadalupe is the most visited Marian sanctuary in the world and even exceeds the number of pilgrims... Read more

The Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan in Zapopan, Mexico.

Record-breaking 2.4 million people take part in Our Lady of Zapopan pilgrimage in Mexico

Oct 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pilgrimage culminated Oct. 12 with a Mass at the Basilica of Zapopan in Jalisco state, Mexico. Read more

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


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