Jubilee pilgrims to Rome top 9-million mark
June 09, 2016
The number of pilgrims traveling to Rome during the Jubilee Year of Mercy has now surpassed 9 million.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, who is coordinating plans for the Jubilee, reported that 9.1 million people have visited Rome's four major basilicas (St. Peter, St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, and St. Paul Outside the Wall) since the start of the Jubilee in December.
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