S+L logo

Interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi: In numbers

October 27, 2011
More than three hundred religious leaders from across the globe gathered in Assisi for the "Day of reflection, dialogue, and prayer for peace and justice in the world".
We celebrate twenty-five years since the anniversary of the first Assisi interfaith prayer summit.
St. Francis of Assisi was nineteen years old when he abandoned worldly ambitions. He was a prisoner of war at the time.
Assisi is located 145 kilometres north of Rome.
6 million
Six million pilgrims make their way to Assisi each year to visit the tomb of St. Francis.
Benedict XVI says we have one goal: "We are animated by the common desire to be 'pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace.'"
Programming note: If you missed our morning broadcast of the interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi, S+L will rebroadcast the events this evening starting at 7:35pm ET/4:35pm PT.
Related posts
In just 3 days, the Pope will embark on his 22nd Apostolic journey. This time he travels to Chile and Peru where he hopes to bring a message of hope and comfort to people on the margins of society, pa ...read more
S+L’s Matteo Ciofi interviews the Ambassador of Chile to the Holy See, Mr. Francisco Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, about Pope Francis’ upcoming visit. He talks about the expectations, pr ...read more
Pope Francis Addresses Interreligious Meeting for Peace
Pope Francis addressed participants in an Interreligious and Ecumenical Meeting for Peace on Friday, which took place in the Archbishop of Dhaka’s residence on the second day of the Pope’s ...read more
Pope Francis addresses Bangladesh’s bishops
Pope Francis spoke to several bishops of Bangladesh on Friday at the Archbishop of Dhaka’s residence during his Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh. Please find below the official English translatio ...read more
Pope Francis’ homily at Mass of priestly ordination in the Suhrawardy Udyan Park in Dhaka
Pope Francis traveled to the Suhrawardy Udyan Park in Dhaka on Friday, December 1, 2017. Upon his arrival, and after greeting the faithful from the Popemobile, at 10.00 local time (5.00 am, Rome time) ...read more