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Second Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place

104 pilgrims from 37 parishes in the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in the second Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

The pilgrimage took place from 7-15 November 2011 and was led by The Most Revered Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.

The pilgrimage itinerary included Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. Pilgrims also joined the parish of Beit Jala near Bethlehem for Sunday Mass on 11 November.

Archbishop Nichols said: "As we made our pilgrimage to the Holy Land, we did so at the beginning of the Year of Faith. We were responding to the Holy Father's invitation to visit the Holy Land and rediscover there the Author of our faith, Jesus Christ.”

"We do not make our pilgrimage on our own. We join that long line of pilgrims, from all faiths who have gone before us in search of the Living God and we bring with us all the prayers and needs of our diocesan family."

Highlights from the pilgrimage can be seen by reading the blog and by viewing the photographs on Flickr.

Pilgrims went from the following parishes:  Acton East, Ashford, Barnet, Cathedral, Chelsea 2, Clapton, Cricklewood, Ealing, Edgware, Enfield, Feltham, Hampstead, Harrow on the Hill, Hayes, Holloway, Hemel Hempstead West, Hendon, Isleworth, Kensington 1, Kensington 2, Kilburn, Maida Vale, Maiden Lane, Mill Hill, Muswell Hill, Northfields, Pinner, Ruislip, Shepperton, Somers Town, Southgate, St Albans, Stanmore, Twickenham, Wapping, Watford, Willesden.