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From Trinidad and Tobago to Rome

2015-08-16

This group of pilgrims traveled almost 5,000 miles to Rome, coming from the small island country of Trinidad and Tobago. 

They were energized after attending Pope Francis' general audience. The Pope had just spoken about the importance of celebration, and they agreed with his message.

DEBORAH DE ROSIA
Pilgrim (Trinidad and Tobago)
"I love when he spoke about celebration, a reminder of the Book of Genesis, where God rested. And reminding us that we together must set aside time to celebrate one another, to recognize the uniqueness of each other. To celebrate marriages, to celebrate new beginnings.”

The majority of them belong to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement. They said that Pope Francis' humility sends a powerful message to the rest of the world.

NOLAN BEREAUX
Pilgrim (Trinidad and Tobago)
"And I think his message of humility and love for the poor is what has reverberated, not only in Trinidad but throughout the world. I think if you look at Cuba, the reaction of Raul Castro to the Pope has been fantastic, coming from someone who is a Communist.”

About a quarter of Trinidad and Tobago's population is Catholic. In addition to wanting to see the Pope, they say they wanted to pray for their country's priests while at the Vatican.

DEBORAH DE ROSIA
Pilgrim (Trinidad and Tobago)
"We have our struggles, but we are alive. We are well. We wish that we could have some more priests with us but God is using the laity quite a lot. And the priests who are there are really giving up their best so that the faith can continue on.”

Rome is just one stop on their lengthy pilgrimage. They also visited holy sites in Spain, France, and Portugal.



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