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(Lat., ‘to the thresholds of the Apostles’).

Pilgrimages ‘ad limina Apostolorum’, sc. to the tombs of St Peter and St Paul, were popular in the Middle Ages. In modern times the term ordinarily denotes the visits which RC bishops are required to pay to Rome to venerate the tombs of the Apostles and to report to the Pope on the state of their dioceses.

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