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40th Franciscan March to Assisi comes to a close


The Perdono di Assisi has ended. Young people from around Europe join Franciscan friars on this walking pilgrimage to the city of St. Francis. On specific days, pilgrims can walk through the “door of eternal life” and receive a plenary indulgence. The journey is meant to give pilgrims and locals the opportunity to experience forgiveness.

FR. MASSIMO FUSARELLI
Minister General of the Order of the Friars Minor
Forgiveness for St. Francis, clearly for the Gospel, is to always have a chance and not to consolidate, to close, to break, to have no future. To forgive, from the word itself, means a new gift, a gift for. So, to come here to the Portiuncula and spiritually join with Franciscan parish churches around the world and receive forgiveness is to have another chance at God's mercy and forgiveness that we who are forgiven and loved can give to others.

In 1980, a group of Franciscans of the Order of the Friars Minor began this pilgrimage, called the Perdono di Assisi. 

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