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Spanish, French bishops issue letter on pilgrimage to Compostela

July 31, 2015

French and Spanish bishops whose dioceses are part of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) have issued a pastoral letter on the famed pilgrimage route, which leads to the cathedral in Compostela, Spain, where the relics of St. James the Apostle are venerated.

Stating that 70% of those who make the journey on the medieval pilgrimage route are not doing so for religious reasons, the bishops encouraged Christian communities on the path to show hospitality and Christian pilgrims to proclaim the Gospel to non-Christians who are making the journey.

In addition, a center for French-speaking pilgrims, whose staff includes a priest, opened on July 1 in Compostela.


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