Ad Limina 2012

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have been visiting the Vatican

The bishops' periodic visits are formally called "ad limina apostolorum," which means "to the thresholds of the apostles" Peter and Paul, who were martyred in Rome. Traditionally, the visits serve as an occasion for leaders of local churches to draw inspiration as well as guidance from the center of Catholicism.

Watch videos of the "Ad Limina" visits on the USCCB Video page.

Dioceses can link to the videos and download images of the visits for their Web sites by following the instructions below.


Go to the USCCB Video page, click on the tab "Ad Limina", then select your video from the list. Once video is playing to get the link, click on the link icon in the upper right-hand corner of the video.


Download the .zip file of images for that region by saving the file or right-clicking on the region link below and selecting "Save Target As" or "Save Link As", etc.

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NOTE: The "Ad Limina" meetings are in progress and the rest of the regional image files and video will be posted as they become available from Catholic News Service (CNS).