Around the world in 577 days

VATICAN CITY — Samuel Clear from Tasmania was in Rome this week on the last leg of his walk around the world promoting prayer for Christian unity. You can read about it here.

An official at the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity gave me a call Monday morning asking me if I wanted to come over and interview Sam and hear his fascinating story. When I got to the Vatican offices, Sam still hadn’t shown; he was still being interviewed at Vatican Radio.

As we waited over an hour, the Vatican officials started to get worried. Here Sam had successfully navigated his way from Sydney to Rome, could he have gotten lost between the radio and their office — just 100 yards away — they wondered?!

Luckily he had just made a leisurely pit stop to get something to eat and showed up later at the Holy See Press Office for his interview with CNS.

You can read details about his trip on his blog and join a growing list of Christians praying for unity at his Walk4one initiative here.

Where did Sam go and where is Sam now? Just check his map or Excel spreadsheet to find out!

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