Internationale Familien-Wallfahrt nach Rom

Internationale Familien-Wallfahrt nach Rom

Prot N. 2013/146-II/15

Vatican City,  June, 2013

It is our honor to inform you that, of recent, a singular and significant event has been included within the calendar of the Year of Faith, proclaimed for 2013. 

This event is an international Pilgrimage of Families to Rome, at the tomb of St Peter, and is being promoted by this Dicastery.

The dates scheduled for the pilgrimage are Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of October, 2013.

The following theme has been chosen:

Family, Experience the Joy of Faith!
Pilgrimage of Families at the tomb of Peter for the Year of Faith

This phrase sets the tone for the entire event, which will be characterized by prayer and meditation.

The program includes a Prayer Vigil in St. Peter's Square, on the afternoon of Saturday 26th, and a solemn Eucharistic celebration on Sunday 27th of October, which will be presided by our Holy Father.

For more detailed information concerning the organization of our Pilgrimage, you may visit our Dicastery’s website:, or alternatively write to

It is therefore, with fraternal solicitude that we invite you to honor us with your presence at this pilgrimage, and in consideration of the nature of this event (namely, involving all members of the family: parents, children, grandparents, …), request also your kind support by encouraging other families to participate in this international gathering of prayer.

Finally, if you require assistance to organize your own accommodation in Rome, please known that you can rely on the services and great offers provided by the following Holy See travel agency:

“Peregrinatio ad Petri Sedem” piazza Pio XII,
11 – 00120 Città del Vaticano.
Tel. +­­39 06 6988 4896
Fax. +39 06 6988 5617

indicating to them that their agency has been referred to you by the Pontifical Council for the Family.

While looking forward to your favorable reply, we gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our fraternal regards and heartfelt best wishes in the Lord.

The Secretariat of the Pontifical Council for the Family


NOTE: Participants must register on the website of the Pontifical Council for the Family, by filling out the form, either one for groups or one for single families, depending on the case, as soon as possible and, in any case, no later than September 30th, 2013.



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