Pope Francis to receive six thousand homeless pilgrims

5 May, 2016 | News

Pope Francis is to receive six thousand homeless people from all over Europe, who will be making a pilgrimage to Rome from 11 – 13 November, at the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Organized by the Fratello Association – an initiative born in the wake of the 2014 pilgrimage of 150 people then living on the streets in France – the 2016 pilgrimage is one in which organisations throughout Europe aiding the poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters in society are invited to participate.

The event program for the 2016 European Festival of Joy and Mercy, includes catechetical sessions – including several occasions to pray with and hear from Pope Francis – group activities organised by language, and breakout sessions with team leaders.



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