Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi

Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) is an activity of the Vicariate of Rome, Department of the Holy See, Vatican, at the direct dependence of the Cardinal Vicariate of the Holy Father. With nearly 80 years of experience, ORP has been devoted to serving its pilgrims. It was founded in 1934, about 70 years after the first apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes, offering services to those interested in travelling to the principal religious sanctuaries in Italy and abroad. After World War II  ORP developed the concept of the pilgrimage, and then with the Vatican Council II, the Church rediscovered its "Journeying People of God" and the pilgrimage became an important instrument to evangelize and preach.

is proud to be the official Representative for ORP
in the United States
and Canada.

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ORP headquarters in Rome

ORP headquarters are located in the Palazzo del Vicariato alla Pigna, a structure included within the territory of the Vatican City State. The building, which dates back to the 16th century, was designed by the architect Giacomo della Porta. In 1906 it was purchased by the Holy See and entrusted to the Vicariate of Rome. Later in 1963, Pope John Paul XXIII decided to transfer some of the activities of the Vicariate of Rome to the Palazzo Apostolico Lateranense. His Holiness, however, decided to keep some of the Vicariate's offices involved in pastoral services, in the Palazzo del Vicariato alla Pigna, including Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi. We also have an operational office in Saint Peter's Square and in the Basilica of St. John Lateran.