The Diocese of Des Moines
Pilgrimage takes Bishop to Church of the Holy Sepulcher
September 11, 2014
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Today, Bishop Richard Pates and the 17 Catholic bishops on pilgrimage with him in the Holy Land will tour the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which commemorates the place of Jesus' agony, death and resurrection. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, declared the site to be Calvary, and the first church was built starting in 326. The bishops will dedicate their prayer pilgrimage for peace and entrust the pilgrimage to God's care. Bishop just sent us an update on his first day. Listen here. Save to


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