Malawian Catholics are planning a pilgrimage to holy places in Rome, Italy, between April and May 2014, Nationon Sunday has confirmed.
The tour will take the pilgrims to places such as Carcere Mamertino—a prison where Saints Peter and Paul were caged by Emperor Nero.
Father Joseph Kimu, a member of the Pilgrimage Organising Committee, said the pilgrims will also have an audience with the Pope at St. Peter’s Basilica.
“Additionally, they will visit the Vatican Museum, the sepulchre of St Peter under the major altar where they will be allowed to touch his foot reverently,” said Kimu.
Each pilgrim will be required to pay K1.2 million (about $3 000) which will cater for all the costs, including transport and meals, according to the priest.
Kimu, who is currently based in Rome, said this is a lifetime spiritual experience Catholics should not miss.
He said distribution of application forms has already begun and many Christians have shown interest to be part of the tour.