The number of Camino pilgrims is starting to increase, but it is only a trickle, says Fr Eugene Taaffe, PP of St James's Church, Dublin.
"As you log your distance, you will also receive updates about which town you are approaching next, recipes on typical meals along the way, related books, films, podcasts and playlists to keep you in the Camino spirit!" says Laura Hoban of Focus Ireland.
"To be a priest, you need to spend seven years in the seminary, so what about being a husband, a wife, a mother or a father? Just twenty hours?” commented the Bishop of Bilbao.
Last year 7,548 people from Ireland completed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela; and in 2018 the Irish comprised the seventh-largest foreign nationality making the journey.
From a historical point of view it is the route that Irish pilgrims would have taken from the 1200s to the 1500s. The Mayor of Waterford walked the Camino twice in 1483 and 1493 and his tomb has the Camino shell sculptured into it.
Pope tells 30,000 attending European Meeting of Young Adults that mercy “will guide you not only to receive it in your lives but also to be close to those who are in distress".
Any divergence between ideas to be taught and personal beliefs of a teacher could raise a problem of credibility when that teacher actively challenged those ideas - ECHR.