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  • Who: Arthur Blessitt

  • What: Longest ongoing pilgrimage

  • Where: United States

The greatest distance claimed for a "round the world" pilgrimage is 61,319 km (38,102 miles) by Arthur Blessitt (USA) since 25 December 1969. He has visited all seven continents, including Antarctica, having crossed 315 "nations, island groups and territories" carrying a 3.7-m-tall (12-ft) wooden cross and preaching from the Bible throughout his pilgrimage.


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