Posts Tagged ‘pilgrims’

All roads do not lead to Rome…some lead to Rom

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

An elderly person was on a mission to see the Pope and decided to make his way there by car. He was surprised when his GPS told him he had arrived, despite no signs of any of the famous buildings or architecture. He was in Rom a the small town in North-Rhine Westphalia. He had Read more

Bishop Moth jumps out of plane at 15,000ft

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

60-year-old Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton had fulfilled his pledge to go skydiving and had completed the task successfully and unharmed. Bishop Moth jumped from a plane at 15,000 feet to raise money to take ailing pilgrims to Lourdes. Continue reading

Unofficial gay and transgender ministry at WYD

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Gay and transgender Christians are to set up an unofficial ministry for World Youth Day in Poland later this month. Leaders of the Warsaw-based “Faith and Rainbow” LGBT organisation say they want to minister to the thousands of gay, lesbian and transgender people attending the event. They will do this through an “LGBT Pilgrim’s Haven” Read more

Poland and US organizers working to ensure safety of World Youth Day pilgrims

Friday, April 1st, 2016

World Youth Day organizers in the United States and Poland remain in touch with diplomatic and security officials in their respective countries to ensure that pilgrims will remain safe during the festival of faith in late July. Security is expected to be extremely tight in Krakow, Poland, the WYD host city, as authorities in both Read more

Italian pilgrim numbers at Medjugorje drop sharply

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The number of Italian pilgrims visiting Medjugorje in Bosnia has halved since Pope Francis said a decision on the apparitions is imminent. The New York Times reported concerns from locals, as Italian visitors to Medjugorje make up the bulk of pilgrims visiting the village. “Whatever the verdict turns out to be, this wait is creating Read more

Assaults, woman’s disappearance, prompt Camino warning

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Pilgrims are being warned not to travel alone on a stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after the disappearance of one woman and a series of assaults. In April, American Denise Thiem, 41, went missing after last being seen near the church of Santa Marta in Astorga. She was walking along the Camino Francés, one Read more

Shroud of Turin goes on public display again

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The Shroud of Turin has gone on display for the first time in five years. The 4.3 metre shroud has been put on display this year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco, whose work in Turin focused on poor youth. More than a million people from as far afield Read more

Israel apologises after Coptic priest was beaten

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Israel’s deputy foreign minister has issued an apology to the Coptic Orthodox Church after a Coptic priest was beaten by police during Holy Saturday observances at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Police confronted pilgrims outside the church on May 4, as thousand of Christians arrived for Easter celebrations, according to the Orthodox Read more