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Pope in Slovakia: A day of faith and joy in the East

Pope Francis on Tuesday spends the third day of his apostolic visit in the East of Slovakia where the programme includes, the celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Prešov, a visit to the Roma Community at Lunik IX, and a meeting with young people in Košice.

Pope in Slovakia: Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to Slovakia, Pope Francis pays a visit to the town of Šaštín which is known as a pilgrimage site where people come to venerate the statue of the Our Lady of Sorrows.

Pope to young people in Slovakia: dream fearlessly

Pope Francis meets with young people in Slovakia at the Košice Lokomotiva Stadium and answers three of their questions, on love for each other and love for the cross.

Pope in Slovakia condemns discrimination, prejudice against Roma people

One highlight of Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia was Tuesday’s meeting with the Roma community in Kosice during which he called for their integration.

Pope in Slovakia: Great expectations for youth event

As the Pope prepares to greet the youth of Slovakia, there are great expectations following a pandemic which has seen many young people impacted by COVID-19.

Pope at Divine Liturgy in Slovakia: Let us turn our hearts to the Cross

Pope Francis presides at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite in Prešov, calling on the faithful of Slovakia to “turn the eyes” of their hearts “to the crucified Jesus.”

Pope in Slovakia: Roma community, a volunteer’s perspective

As Pope Francis visits the Roma Community in Košice, one volunteer describes her experience of working with the residents there.

Pope in Slovakia: Prešov Divine Liturgy shows Church breathes with 'two lungs'

One of the main highlights of Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia is the celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy in Prešov. Speaking about this historic occasion, Fr Jaroslav Lajčiak, Vicar General of the Eparchy of Košice, says it is a great sign of unity for a Church that breathes “with two lungs.”

Appreciating God's creation in a blade of grass

Among the Laudato si' groups in Italy, there is one on the outskirts of Rome that has led to the creation of a large and well-kept garden dedicated to Saint Francis, where contemplation and commitment to creation intertwine. It has also allowed for a unique initiative involving young people with the creation of children’s groups, where they become the protagonists on how to respond to the cry of the earth and the poor.

Angola: Pilgrims flock to the Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima.

Covid 19 restrictions led to the cancellation of the 2020 annual pilgrimage. This year, thousands of pilgrims flocked to Angola’ Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima.