Pope to Make Peace Pilgrimage to Assisi in 2011

Thanks to DotCommonweal contributor and Pulitzer-Prize Winning journalist Paul Moses for posting this news, which slipped past me during the chaos of the holidays and my tight travel schedule of recent weeks. October 27, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the famous interreligious peace gathering called by Pope John Paul II in Assisi. The iconic image of the gathering, with the Pope surrounded by religious leaders of all sorts, was taken at the Portiuncula — the “mother church” of the Order of Friars Minor.


This news is good indeed. For the video of the announcement with translation, watch below.



2 Responses to “Pope to Make Peace Pilgrimage to Assisi in 2011”

  1. I would love to make a pilgrimage to Assisi for this event. It has been a dream of mine for many years. Not likely, I’m afraid, but I am so happy this is happening again.

  2. I’d love to go there myself. Thanks for posting this – I had missed it too!

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