Response given by the Chapter of the Cathedral of Santiago to the request to grant the Compostela to the pilgrims who come to the sepulchre of Saint James the Apostle from A Coruña:
Having examined the petition made by several foreign associations, confraternities, the Association of Galicia of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, as well as by the Town Hall of A Coruña and several Jacobean Institutions so that the “Compostela” might be granted to the pilgrims who leave A Coruña on a pilgrimage to the sepulchre of the glorious Apostle Saint James, it has been agreed with the approval of the Archbishop, that this document may be issued to the following pilgrims:
1. Given the historically documented tradition of the arrival of numerous pilgrims through the Gate of A Coruña, the possibility to obtain the Compostela is granted to those who, having travelled part of the Camino in their countries or regions of origin, travel on foot the distance which separates the Port of A Coruña from the Cathedral of Compostela.
2. Moreover, the inhabitants of the city of A Coruña and its surrounding district who, “devotionis causa”, visit the Jacobean areas of their city and travel the rest of the pilgrimage on foot to the sepulchre of Saint James the Apostle.
3. As regards pilgrims or walkers who do not comply with these conditions, these may, however, receive the document accrediting having visited the Cathedral and the sepulchre of Saint James the Apostle.
Source: Chapter of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Image: Saint James the Greater. Church of Santiago in A Coruña.