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marktqm

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2006)
#3
Yes, I remember. Has there been an uproar from the associations, or has the issue been eclipsed by the poligono in O Pino?
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#6
Compostela/Credential

I think Michael meant how does he get hold of the official credential. These will probably continue to be issued by churches, church run refuges, monasteries etc.
In 2002 I bought the official fold-out credential in Roncesvalles.
In 2004 when I walked the Turonensis I used a CSJ of South Africa credential.
(The Compostela is the certificate you receive at the end of your walk. If you admit to walking with no religious or spiritual intent, you are issued with a different certificate. There are photos of both on page 2 or 3 of the Camino France Photo Album.)
 

lynnejohn

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2005), VDLP(2007), Madrid(2009), Ingles(2009), Sur (2011), VDLP(2011)-partial, VDLP(2014)
#7
OK, this is making me crazy. So the credencials I received and used from the pilgrims' office in SJPdP and at the Asociacion de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Sevilla - are these still going to be accepted, or is there going to be a more "official" credencial issued from the cathedral in SdC, OR, is the cathedral going to delegate this responsibility to RC churches in various localities and the associations will be relieved of this activity?

Peace.

lynne
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
#8
So the credencials I received and used from the pilgrims' office in SJPdP and at the Asociacion de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Sevilla - are these still going to be accepted, or is there going to be a more "official" credencial issued from the cathedral in SdC
Yes, this is how I understand the newspaper article. They argue in the article that now, there has not been one standard and that many pilgrims arriving in Santiago do not know the minimum requirements of getting a compostela and start to argue with staff at the pilgrims office.

What they want to do is to create one official credential.

Ivar
 

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