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Visit to Rome

On our annual Pilgrimage to Rome from 16th to 20th October, the Year 5 children were able to attend beautiful masses at the Beda College, the English College and at the tomb of St John Paul II. Visits included St Paul’s Outside the Walls and prayers at the tomb of St Paul, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Colosseum.

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It was a great privilege to be so near to Pope Francis at the Papal Audience and to visit Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, the palace of St Helen. The children prayed the rosary on the Holy Steps. A visit to St Francis’ Basilica and the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on a trip to Assisi was a further blessing for the children. Finally a tour of St Peter’s and San Clemente Basilica rounded off a truly memorable Pilgrimage with wonderful blessings.

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