“Pilgrims Crossing Borders” (PCB) was an organized pilgrimage from Trondheim in Norway to Rome in Italy. The starting point was the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 22 April 2015. The path led via St. Olafs Way and the VIA ROMEA to Rome. Arrival was on October 14, 2015.
How did this pilgrimage come into being?
The idea for this pilgrimage across Europe originates from Stein Thue from Trondheim, who found an ally in Alberto Alberti from Rome. Both asked:”Is it possible to organize a pilgrimage from Northern Europe to Rome on the old pilgrimage routes?” The preparations for this pilgrimage began in 2013. Six pilgrim associations helped prepare the tour, which was intended to connect people and countries. For 175 stages, accommodations, meals and receptions with officials and people on the roadside had to be organized.
The pilgrimage was a great success. More than 400 participants from 15 different nations hiked about 3000 kilometres. Bridges were built between people and countries. Due to the many enthusiastic pilgrims, the idea of a pilgrimage that connects people beyond the borders of Europe should be repeated.
PCB Initiative website
Much more information, such as reports and pictures of the “Pilgrims Crossing Borders 2015” pilgrimage can be found on the event’s blog Blogspot.
Planned pilgrimages You will also find information about upcoming events within the PCB initiative for the current year on the Blogspot.