7th Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage
Symposium at the Augustianum


Friday 26 to Sunday 28 of October 2018: those are the dates of the seventh international pilgrimage of the People of Summorum Pontificum in Rome. Throughout those three Roman days the pilgrims will pray for the Church and for holiness in the priesthood in these dark times with their numerous scandals. As we have announced in our recent letters on the topic, Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhagen—a diocese that covers all Denmark, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland—will guide the pilgrims on their way to Saint Peter’s.

Friday October 26, as a preamble to the pilgrimage, Paix Liturgique, with the support of the International Federations Una Voce and Juventutem, has organized a day of meetings to explore the growth of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite across the globe. Here is the complete agenda with all the information necessary to take part in it. 

At the day’s end, the pilgrimage opening Mass will be held at 6pm at Saint Trinità dei Pellegrini church and will be offered in thanksgiving for the Fraternity of Saint Peter’s thirtieth anniversary by Fr. Charles Ike, an FSSP priest ordained in 2017 in Nigeria.

 A photograph of the motu proprio in the world

The Summorum Pontificum encounters will take place at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum, located across from the Holy Office on the edge of Saint Peter’s square (25 Via Paolo VI).

Participants can start arriving at 9am; activities begin at 10am. Participants must preregister by clicking at the bottom of this page.

The registration fee is 15 Euros for laymen; it includes an aperitif, a light lunch, and simultaneous translation (English, French, German, and Italian).

Priests and seminarians get in for free, but they must sign up in advance.

Program of the Symposium

10am : Words of welcome from Fr. Claude Barthe, chaplain of the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum (CISP)

10:15am : Felipe Alanis Suarez, president of the International Federation Una Voce: Una Voce, a witness to the presence of the people of Summorum Pontificum on all five continents.

11am : Paul Schultz, secretary of Juventutem: Youth and the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum

11:45am : Monika Rheinschmitt, president of Pro Missa Tridentina: The world of Summorum Pontificum in German-speaking lands

12:15pm : Cardinal Raymond Burke: Summorum Pontificum in North America

1pm : free time and buffet 

2:15pm : Video message of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze Kiun, archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, to the congress participants and pilgrims 

2:45pm : Fr. Charles Ike, FSSP priest in Nigeria: The extraordinary form in Africa

3:15pm : Marco Sgroi, organizer of the Coordinamento nazionale del Summorum Pontificum, Canon Joseph Luzuy, provincial of the ICKSP for Italy, and Don Raffaele Roffino, pastor of Rivarolo Canavese in the diocese of Ivrea: Summorum Pontificum in Italy

4pm : Christian Marquant, president of Oremus: An outline for a growth assessment of the People of Summorum Pontificum in the World.

On the Way to Saint Peter’s with Bishop Kozon of Copenhagen

Saturday will be the “heart” of the pilgrimage with a solemn procession in the streets of Rome and the Pontifical High Mass celebrated in Saint Peter’s Basilica.  This year, the organizers have invited the bishop of Copenhagen—a diocese that covers all of Denmark as far as the Faroe Islands and Greenland—to celebrate in the Vatican basilica. At 9:30, the pilgrims will meet in the basilica of San Lorenzo in Damaso, piazza della Cancelleria, for Eucharistic Adoration (confessions available). At 10:30, the solemn procession, led by Bishop Kozon, will start up on the via del Pellegrino, then move on to the Sant’Angelo bridge and lastly Saint Peter’s Square after going up the via della Conciliazione. The High Mass celebrated by Bishop Kozon starts at noon.

Father Claude Barthe and Christian Marquant

Conference registration

Registration for clerics and seminarians