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Top ten destinations for pilgrims

sillydoll

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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:
(Only Christian destinations on this list - no Buddhist, Hindu or Islamic destinations)

1. Jerusalem
2. Rome
3. Canterbury
4. Santiago
5: Mount Athos - Men Only!! No woman has been allowed within 500m of this Greek peninsula peppered with Orthodox monasteries since AD1060 when a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary prompted the Church to dedicate the island to her and declare all earthly females banned. (I dare any woman to swim around the coast, wade ashore, take a few photographs and set a World Record as first female pilgrim!)
6. Lourdes
7. Iona
8. Taize
9. Walsingham
10. Lough Derg, Donegal

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