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‘A Most Select Gathering’. Mexican National Pilgrimages to Rome during the Papacy of Leo XIII

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Department of History, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Institute of Heritage & Humanities, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Academic Editor: Mariano P. Barbato
Religions 2021, 12(7), 475; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12070475
Received: 3 June 2021 / Revised: 22 June 2021 / Accepted: 22 June 2021 / Published: 26 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pilgrimage and Religious Mobilization in Europe)
The objective of this article is to analyse Mexican national pilgrimages to Rome that took place during the pontificate of Leo XIII (1878–1903). These pilgrimages occurred in the context of a global Catholic mobilisation in support of the papacy, during the so-called Roman Question. This paper’s analysis of these pilgrimages draws from historiography about national pilgrimages, as well as studies on Catholic mobilisation in support of the pope in the second half of the nineteenth century. It is fundamentally based on primary sources of an official nature, such as reports and other printed documents produced on the occasion of the pilgrimage. The study’s primary conclusion is that national pilgrimages to Rome had a polysemic character since they brought together various religious and national identities. The pilgrimages contributed simultaneously to reinforcing the link between Catholicism and Mexican national identity and the global dimension of Catholicism and allegiance to the Holy See. View Full-Text
Keywords: catholic pilgrimages; Mexican Catholicism; papacy; Roman Question; ultramontanism; Latin America catholic pilgrimages; Mexican Catholicism; papacy; Roman Question; ultramontanism; Latin America
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Ramón Solans, F.J. ‘A Most Select Gathering’. Mexican National Pilgrimages to Rome during the Papacy of Leo XIII. Religions 2021, 12, 475. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12070475

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Ramón Solans FJ. ‘A Most Select Gathering’. Mexican National Pilgrimages to Rome during the Papacy of Leo XIII. Religions. 2021; 12(7):475. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12070475

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Ramón Solans, Francisco Javier. 2021. "‘A Most Select Gathering’. Mexican National Pilgrimages to Rome during the Papacy of Leo XIII" Religions 12, no. 7: 475. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12070475

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