11th 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 a Mass celebrated in the church of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini by the prelate who accompanied the faithful during those days of devotion and prayer.

Schedule of the Pilgrimage

Ad Petri Sedem 2022

28 October 2022, 5h30 p.m.

Vespers, Basilica of Santa Maria “ad Martyres” (Pantheon)

29 October 2022, 9h30 a.m.

Adoration, Basilica of San Celso

29 October 2022, 10h30 a.m.

Departure of the Procession to St. Peter’s Basilica

29 October 2022, 11h30 a.m.

Mass at the altar of the Chair, celebrated

30 October 2022, 11h00 a.m.

Mass, church of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CISP MEMBERS Today we give the floor to Patrick Banken president Una Voce France

Dear friends,

We are happy to continue the presentation of the members of the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum by giving the floor today to our friend Patrick Banken, the president of Una-Voce France.

In union of prayer and friendship,

Christian Marquis

President of CISP

Patrick Banken, can you provide us with a brief history of Una Voce France?

These two Latin words UNA VOCE mean with one voice and appear at the end of the Preface of the Holy Trinity, that of the majority of Sundays of the year (except feasts).

The association proposes indeed, according to article 1 of its statutes, to “promote the Latin liturgy, Gregorian chant and sacred art within the Roman Catholic Church”. One of its aims is therefore that of helping the Catholic faithful to sing together, with one voice, in the universal language of the Church, Latin, and with the Church's own chant, the Gregorian chant, in union with the faithful of the whole world, and with all those who have preceded us. The initiative to found Una Voce came from Georges Cerbelaud-Salagnac and his wife Bernadette Lécureux, Chartist, author of the book “Latin, language of the Church” (Pierre Téqui, publisher). Una Voce was founded on December 19, 1964, in the crypt of the Saint-Charles de Monceau, a church in Paris. Una Voce has always had musicians and brilliant ones too: Olivier Messiaen in the Honorary Committee, and among the active members, Amédée de Vallombrosa, chapel master of Saint-Eustache in Paris, the great composer Maurice Duruflé and of course Henri Sauguet, who "reigned" for twenty years over the association and made it known.

The association is still very much alive, notably through its local sections.

What is your place within the International Federation Una Voce?

Our association has participated since 1965 in the formation of the International Federation Una Voce which was officially founded in Zurich in January 1967. Una Voce France is therefore a member of the Fœderatio Internationalis Una Voce, which currently has forty-eight federated associations, from Russia to… Ukraine, China and Taiwan, Latvia, Japan, Brazil, Croatia, Slovakia, etc.

The last General Assembly was held in Rome on October 12, 2021. Our friend Joseph Shaw was then re-elected President. He takes over from illustrious personalities such as Dr. Éric de Saventhem, Michael Davis or Leo Darroch. Una Voce France sits on the Board of Directors and Jacques Dhaussy is its Honorary President. (he was present at the moment of the creation of our national association in December 1964!)

What are the goals of Una Voce?

Following the Second Vatican Council, the Church having authorized the use of the language of each country in the liturgy, Latin and the Gregorian chant have largely disappeared from our parishes. However, as early as December 1963, the Council Fathers had affirmed that the Latin language remained the normal language of the Roman liturgy, that the Gregorian was its proper chant, and that it should retain the first place.

This is clearly recalled in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy in two of its articles: Art. 36. 1: “Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites”; Art.116 “The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services.”

The faithful who prefer this Latin and Gregorian liturgy are to be seen as their legitimate beneficiaries, and since this right was not recognized in most of our parishes, they have come together in an association to make their voices heard.

Subsequently, Pope Paul VI promulgated a new Missal in 1970. Designed for the celebration in the language of each country, it drew much criticism. Since this new mass came into force, Una Voce has never ceased to ask that the traditional rite, as it existed before the council, be allowed to be used freely by all those who wish it. This is why, since July 2007, it has been working for the widest possible application of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, issued by the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, in favour of this liturgy. The Sovereign Pontiff clearly recalled that this extraordinary form of the Roman rite (also said of Saint Pius V) has never been abolished.

How do you see the future?

The reigning pope, Francis, has brought this motu proprio into question by issuing another one, Traditionis Custodes, and we are now fighting so that the right of the various communities to celebrate the ancient ordo will not be taken away, nor that of the diocesan priests.

Why did you join the CISP?

I think that from what was said by way f presentation of the activities of our association will have shown in a very clear way why we adhered without a shadow of a hesitation to the Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum!

We have a common purpose, that of fighting for the recognition of the right to be able to celebrate masses, offices...according to the Liturgical Books of 1962, without any restriction.



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 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

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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

Felipe Alanis Suarez

CNSP - Coordinamento Nazionale del Summorum Pontificum

Marco Sgroï

Notre-Dame de Chrétienté

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


Father Gabriel Diaz

Nuesta Señora de la Cristiandad

Diana Catalán

Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem

Bertalan Kiss

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

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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