The origins of the practice of pilgrimage are lost in the mists of time. Abraham, patriarch of all Jews, left his country under divine guidance.

The Prophet Mohamed moved from Mecca to Medina. His followers are themselves required to journey on the Hajj, also to Mecca. Christian pilgrims retrace the steps of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem as well as to shrines worldwide.

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