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Omnes viae Romam ducunt

All roads lead to Rome!

Welcome to the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome (CPR). We aim to inform, encourage and assist those making a pilgrimage to Rome on foot, bicycle or horseback along the Via Francigena and on other pilgrim routes.

The pinnacle of pilgrim ways in Europe, the Via Francigena crosses half a continent and four countries – from the North Downs in England to the WWI battlefields and Champagne region in France, the Juras and Lac Léman in Switzerland, over the Alps to Italy and down the Aosta Valley, through Piedmont, Lombardy, and across the Apennines and the Tuscan hills to Rome.

It takes a reasonably fit person about 90 days to walk the 1,900 kilometres from Canterbury to Rome and about 30 days to cycle there. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – we are here to help you take that first step.

We can give you information about the practicalities of walking the route and cycling the route and about its history, and we can give you advice on when to go, and provide you with a pilgrim credential and an updated accommodation list. We are non-denominational and we discuss what it is to be a 21st century pilgrim.

We invite you to step inside and read more about us and about membership of the CPR, and we invite you to join us.

E-Newsletter number 5 – December 2018

December 6, 2018
The Confraternity's most recent e-newsletter is available online. Click the 'Read more' to read all the news.
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Confraternity’s e-newsletter 4

June 8, 2018
The most recent newsletter from the Confraternity is now available online. Click on the link in "Read more" to read...
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Privacy policy

May 25, 2018
The Confraternity's Privacy Policy can be read by clicking on the link or under "About Us" on the drop-down menu...
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Confraternity Walk, Canterbury to Dover, 7 April

March 16, 2018
On 7 April, 2018, a group of 57 members of the Arras Compostelle Francigena Association will walk the Via Francigena...
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The 2018 AGM reports

March 14, 2018
The minutes 0f the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Confraternity, Chairman's and Treasurer's reports are available to read now....
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New Via Francigena Signs in Canterbury

February 4, 2018
Pilgrims setting out from Canterbury can now see a clear sign directing their first steps on the road to Rome....
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Archived News Stories

February 4, 2018
First e-newsletter of the Confraternity, December 2017 The Confraternity's first e-newsletter can be accessed by clicking on the link. ____________________________________________________________________...
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