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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.

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