We look at some of the spiritual journeys that bring thousands of pilgrims together at holy sites
APILGRIMAGE is a special journey to a site of religious significance. By taking such a journey, pilgrims remove themselves from their daily lives to devote themselves to their religion.
For many people of faith a pilgrimage is a way of dealing with a crossroads in their life. Others seek guidance, healing or forgiveness, or simply want to deepen their spiritual life. It could also be a requirement of their religion.
Whether they tackle the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) in Spain, visit the Holy Land located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, or go on the Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, pilgrims usually return from these journeys feeling strengthened in their faith.
We take a look at three of the best-known pilgrimages.