Spain: Holy Year at Santiago de Compostela

Source: FSSPX News


The 118th Holy Year since the 12th century has begun at Santiago de Compostela. For the first time in the new millennium, the archbishop of Santiago, Mgr. Julian Barrio Barrio, on December 31, opened the holy door of the cathedral with three hammer strokes.

Compostela hopes to receive at least 200,000 pilgrims and more than 10 million tourists during the course of this year. The Holy Year 1999 received 154,613 pilgrims and 9 million visitors and tourists, coming by foot, motorcycle, horse and car, not to mention trains, buses and planes. The next Holy Year will take place in 2010, 2021, 2027 and 2032.

Reminder: The Society of St. Pius X will organize a pilgrimage to Santiago in two phases: from July 4 to August 4 and from August 4 to August 8. For information and reservations contact the secretary of the Association of Pilgrimages of Tradition at 23 rue Poliveau – 75005 Paris; you can also phone 01-55-43-15-60 or fax 01-55-43-15-61.

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