Thursday, February 17, 2011
Rome diocese offers online help for pilgrims attending beatification of John Paul II
The Vicariate of Rome’s travel organization Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) has launched a new multi lingual website that will help visitors plan their trip to Rome for the beatification of John Paul II, the city’s bishop for 26 years.
For practical information on getting to Rome and finding and booking accommodations, pilgrims can click on http://www.operaromanapellegrinaggi.org/ or http://www.jpiibeatus.org/. The site, available in English, Italian, and Polish, will soon offer Spanish and German editions as well.
It also provides information on events planned around the beatification ceremony, real time traffic updates, and press and multimedia areas. Like Vatican Radio, the site will allow visitors to follow the major beatification events in live-streaming.
In addition, ORP offers the “Special JPII Pass” including public transportation around the city, a package lunch, a map of Rome, ORP’s double decker bus tours of Christian Rome, audio guided visits to a number of Christian sites, health coverage, and exclusive deals and discounts.
Through their website, pilgrims can also plan and reserve tours of the Vatican Museums and Rome’s four Major Basilicas. Links to external sites, including that of the canonization process and to local institutional sites are also provided.
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