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Highlights of Pope Francis' second day in Slovakia

Day two of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to Slovakia included a meeting with political authorities, a chat with the clergy, a visit to a shelter for the poor and an encounter with the Jewish community in Bratislava.

Pope at Bethlehem Centre in Slovakia: 'A day to remember'

Pope Francis is greeted with joy and applause as he visits the Bethlehem Centre for the poor and homeless in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Auxiliary Bishop of Košice: Pope comes to strengthen the faith

As the Pope makes an Apostolic Visit to Slovakia, the Auxiliary Bishop of Košice speaks about the challenges facing the faith in the country and the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to strengthen it.

Secularization and the new "ABCs" for proclaiming the faith

Our Editorial Director says Pope Francis is showing the Church in Slovakia and throughout Europe the way to "live in" the world with humility and without nostalgia for the past.

Pope thanks Slovak Jews for opening doors to healing and fraternity

Pope Francis pays tribute to Slovak Jews, victims of persecution, and thanks the Jewish Community in Bratislava for opening doors on the path to healing and fraternity.

Pope’s energy inspires Slovaks in faith

Slovaks are surprised by Pope Francis’ energy, despite his age, exhorting all to live their faith, says the spokesman of the Slovak bishops.

Pope in Slovakia: Jewish-Christian dialogue is key to the future

Maroš Borský, Secretary of the Commission for Dialogue between the Central Union of Jewish Religious Communities and the Catholic Church talks about the giant steps forward taken in the past five years.

Pope in Slovakia: Fostering Jewish-Christian relations

As Pope Francis meets with the Jewish community on Monday in Bratislava, a Slovak theologian reflects on Jewish-Christian relations, and the importance of education.

Pope to Slovakia’s clergy: The Church needs freedom, creativity and dialogue

Pope Francis encourages the bishops, priests, and religious of Slovakia to work for a humble Church in the freedom of the Gospel, the creativity of faith, and in dialogue that promotes unity.

Slovak Jesuits: Meeting with Pope ‘strengthened our identity’

Pope Francis met in private with Jesuits from all over Slovakia at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bratislava on Sunday evening. The encounter was relaxed and filled with questions and answers, jokes, and expressions of encouragement in an era of pandemic, secularization and decline in vocations.