Pilgrim Credencials (Kredenzjal tal-Pellegrin) are available from XirCammini. Contact us here for more information how to acquire a Kredenzjal tal-Pellegrin.
The walk is a 28km walk and the Kredenzjal will serve as evidence of having walked the Universal Peace Walk 1543AD. A Certificate will be issued to persons who complete the Universal Peace Walk 1543AD after registering and collecting the Kredenzjal.
According to the Cathedral Chapter of Santiago De Compostela (December 22nd, 2016) The Compostela can be issued to pilgrims commencing from the port of A Coruna having made part of the Way in their country, then walking the distance from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela. Therefore, the Universal Peace Walk 1543AD (28km) when combined to the Camino Ingles from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela (75km), would serve to obtain the Compostela.
Historically the credencial was the equivalent of a ‘passport’ (hence the reason for it being sometimes referred to as a ‘pilgrim passport’). It was a document of ‘safe passage’ issued by a local government or ecclesiastical authority for persons travelling overseas. The record above is an early 17th century certificate of safe passage issued by Grandmaster Wignacourt to Don Juan Benegas who was travelling from Malta to visit holy shrines in Europe including Loreto, Rome and Santiago de Compostela.