13th Pilgrimage to Rome


About us

Each year, from 2012 onward, the representatives of the People “Summorum Pontificum” bring together in Rome faithful, priests and religious from all over the world. Their aim is that of being part of the new evangelization at the rhythm of the extraordinary form of the roman rite – i.e. the Latin and Gregorian Mass, celebrated according to the last edition of the Tridentine Missal published by Pope John XXIII.

During the three-day pilgrimage, its participants have the opportunity of witnessing the eternal youth of the traditional liturgy. Friday, the pilgrims gather in the Basilica of Santa Maria “ad Martyres” (Pantheon), where they assist at solemn Vespers. Saturday, after a time of Eucharistic adoration and a procession throughout the streets of the centre of Rome, a solemn Pontifical Mass is celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. The pilgrimage ends Sunday, feast of Christ the King with masses of thanksgiving.




Due to the almost complete elimination of private Masses in St. Peter's and the difficulties that may arise in other parishes, priests who wish to celebrate in the following two churches during their stay in Rome are asked to book their "turn" in advance:


- At the Trinità dei Pellegrini, Piazza della Trinità dei Pellegrini, by contacting the sacristan: sagrestia@fssp.it or +393482637981



- At Santi Celso e Giuliano, Via del Banco di Santo Spirito 5, by contacting Canon Landais: chn.landais@icrsp.org

Schedule of the Pilgrimage

Ad Petri Sedem

which will take place in Rome from october 25 to 27, 2024

Friday October 25, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

Vespers in the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-des-Martyrs (Pantheon),


Saturday, October 26, 2024 

09:00 a.m.: Mass in the Basilica of Saint-Celse and Saint-Julien

10:00 a.m.: Adoration in the Basilica of Saint-Celse and Saint-Julien

11:00 a.m.: Departure of the Procession to Saint Peter's Basilica

12:00 a.m.: Ceremony in the Basilica.


Sunday October 27, 2024

11:00 a.m. : Solemn Mass of Christ the King at the Trinité-des-Pèlerins

10:00 a.m. : Mass of Christ the King in the Basilica of Saint-Celse and Saint-Julien

9th Pax Liturgica Gathering

The 8th meeting will be held fridey october 25, 2024 at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum, located opposite the Holy Office, on the edge of St Peter's Square (via Paolo VI, 25).


09h00 : Reception of the participants

Upcoming program

16h00 : End of the activities at the Augustinianum.





Dear friends,

Deo gratias! The 2023 pilgrimage took place magnificently despite the prohibition to celebrate a mass according to the usus antiquior in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

But Providence has strongly supported us, and isn’t that in fact a sign? Despite the rain forecast, magnificent weather made all stages of our pilgrimage bright.

Our attachment to the traditional liturgy was duly noted by many by-standers and pilgrims, as well as inevitably by some of the many synodal fathers who were in Rome at that same time as us (not to mention Cardinal Braz e Aviz, witness to our procession, and members of the Curia at the windows of Piazza Pio XII). Let us pray that our testimony will help them integrate us into their vision of the famous “Todos”.

Despite the vicissitudes of the times, we will remember with emotion our priests in Saint Peter's Basilica: first our time of prayer in front of the tomb of the Apostle, and then the singing of sext at the altar of the Chair.

Our mission today is to prepare our 13th pilgrimage, which will take place from October 25 to 27, 2024.

Let us pray and act, making all endeavours so that we will be there in even greater numbers with representatives from the 95 countries where the traditional liturgy of the Roman Church is currently celebrated. I invite the 19 associations constituting the Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum to make this work of prayer and testimony known in their countries throughout the worls, and to promote it for the greater glory of God and Peace in the Church.

Christian Marquant

President of CISP


The previous pilgrimages

Every year since 2012, the pilgrimage “Populus Summorum Pontificum” goes ad Petri sedem in order to give testimony of the attachment that binds numerous faithful throughout the whole world to the traditional liturgy.


Pilgrimage 2023

Father Antonius Maria Mamsery
Superior of the Missionaries of the Holy Cross (Tanzania)

Pilgrimage 2022

Mons. Marco Agostini
Member of the Secretariat of State and Pontifical Ceremonial

Pilgrimage 2021

Mons. Patrick Descourtieux
Ex President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

Pilgrimage 2020

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
President of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Former Archbishop of St. Louis (USA) and Bishop of La Crosse (EUA)

Pilgrimage 2019

Mons. Dominique Rey
Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon (France)

Pilgrimage 2018

Mons. Czelaw Kozon
Bishop of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Pilgrimage 2017

Mons. Guido Pozzo
Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
Archbishop titular of Bagnoregio

Pilgrimage 2016

Mons. Alexander Sample
Archbishop of Portland, Oregon (USA)

Pilgrimage 2015

Mons. Juan Rodolfo Laise
Former Bishop of San Luis (Argentina)

Pilgrimage 2014

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
Cardinal Patronus of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Former President of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop of St. Louis (USA) and Bishop of La Crosse (USA)

Pilgrimage 2013

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos
President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

Pilgrimage 2012

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera
Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Contact us

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Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum

The Pilgrimage “Populus Summorum Pontificum” is fruit of the work of the Coetus Internationalis, which includes 12 associations working together to ensure that everything goes well during the Roman pilgrimage.

The Coetus is open to all associations that may wish to contribute to the promotion and the development of this initiative.


Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce

Joseph Shaw

CNSP - Coordinamento Nazionale del Summorum Pontificum

Marco Sgroï

Notre-Dame de Chrétienté (France)

Jean de Tauriers

Latin Mass Society

Joseph Shaw

Pro Missa Tridentina

Monika Rheinschmitt

Orémus - Paix Liturgique

Christian Marquant

Una Voce España

Juan Manuel Rodriguez Gonzalez-Cordero

Una Voce Italia

Fabio Marino

Una Voce France

Patrick Banken

Senza Pagare

Joao Silveira


Rubén Peretó Rivas

Nuesta Señora de la Cristiandad (Spain)

Diana Catalán

Renaissance catholique

Jean-Pierre Maugendre

Roman Forum

John Rao

Spolok latins kej omse

Peter Cambal

St Hugh of Cluny

Stuart Chessmann

Ecclesia Dei Nederland


Ecclesiastical Council

Since the General Assembly of 2020, the Ecclesiastical Council is chaired by Rev. Father Claude Barthe, who is assisted by 5 assistant priests.


Father Claude Barthe
Chaplain of the Pilgrimage “Summorum Pontificum”

Father Giorgio Lenzi, IBP
Institute of the Good Shepherd

Father William Barker, FSSP
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Canon Marco Cuneo
Rector of the Shrines of San Bartolomeo al Mare and of Nostra Signora della Rovere, Diocese of Albenga

Canon Antoine Landais, ICKSP
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

Father Nuno Castello-Branco Bastos
Diocesan priest

Abbé Joao Silveira

Help us !

You may help us with your prayers.

?You may help us taking part in the promotion or the organization of the pilgrimage. See the page “contact us”.

You may help us contributing to the pilgrimage’s organization expenses (expenses with the trip and lodging of the celebrants, choirs, etc.) by means of a donation to our CISP account or our Paypal account.

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