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Church releases rectories for pilgrim shelters


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The Church gives rectories on the Way of Saint James to create a network of shelters.
Ad Sanctum Iacobum Foundation Peregrinatio will enable a network of shelters in different routes of the Camino de Santiago in rectories released by the Church to conform to current role. They will be looking for volunteers to provide services in the albergues to cover the demand of pilgrims in the Holy Year 2010.
"The foundation request to the Bishops on parish houses and hostels has been warmly welcomed " apostille Dosil, which stated that each of these shelters can accommodate between 20 and 50 pilgrims. "The goal is to be welcomed",

Dosil said to cover cleaning costs, utilities and other shelters "the idea is that the pilgrims make a small donation of 4-6 euros."
They will also seek volunteers, which he called "hospitalero" to devote time to these shelters. "Any form of collaboration will be great," he said, adding they are "in touch" with the regional government and rely on your cooperation.

They also commented that because it was impossible to build a large shelter in the area Belvís in Santiago, due to delays in permits by the municipality, a shelter will be located in the neighborhood of Fontiñas, in the French way.
A Complex will be located in the parish of San Antonio in a low of 860 square meters, as estimated Dosil may adapt to accommodate about 200 places, which added about 50 more by the space available outside.

"The idea is to reach host 500-600 people daily," he said, noting that currently the number of pilgrims who come to Santiago "is more than a thousand and next year will be much higher."

Asked about the demand forecasts, Dosil said that in 2008 were delivered 143,000 Compostela and expect this year to end with 170,000. "In 2010 will be 250,000 or more," he estimated, adding that these will join millions of pilgrims.

"The current network of shelters is not enough," he said and noted that "over 70 percent are of particular initiative." In this regard, said the 23 September exceeded the number of pilgrims who were on 31 December 2008. "This year we have 20,000 or 30,000 more," he said.

Furthermore, in the next two days the founding congress held in Santiago international brotherhoods with the coordinators and organizers of the way of other countries like Portugal, France, Belgium, Britain, Japan and Venezuela, among others.

Asked about a possible papal visit to Santiago for the Holy Year 2010, Marcelino Oreja recalled that it had been in Galicia his predecessor John Paul II. "We hope you can come, but we will not set dates," he admitted, because the pope "can not go anywhere." "It is an aspiration," he concluded



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