Father Claude Barthe, the chaplain of the Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome has announced that the 10th edition of this event will take place as usual from 29-31 October.
The pilgrimage was started as a thanksgiving after the Apostolic See recognised the rights of the Roman Rite through the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordilenone has confirmed his presence. The pilgrimage starts on Friday, October 29, with Pontifical Vespers in the Pantheon sung by Cordileone.
On Saturday, there is adoration in San Lorenzo in Damaso and a procession to St Peter's Basilica followed by a Pontifical Mass at the Altar of the Chair celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone. This Mass is still on the Basilica's agenda.
At the end of the pilgrimage, Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate on Sunday a Pontifical Mass at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini.
In a prayer to Saint Philip Neri attached to the announcement, Father Barthe askes the saint “to enlighten with your smile and your sense of humour our faith which is subject to the darkness of the modern world.”