Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Millennial pilgrimage boom prompts Church of England to send chaplains to Spain

From The Telegraph-

A millennial on a post-university gap year might not fit the obvious profile for a religious pilgrim travelling through Europe. 

But growing numbers of of then are following a trend for pilgrimage - prompting the Church of England to send chaplains to fulfil their spiritual needs. 

For the first time Anglican priests from England as well as sister churches in Canada and Australia will minister to people who have completed the Camino de Santiago, a voyage of hundreds of miles across France and Spain which is normally undertaken on foot.

The Rev Alasdair Kay, a Church of England priest based in Derbyshire, suggested the project after completing the walk himself during a sabbatical. 

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