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Saintly Slovaks

Slovakia has its first saints - both of them victims of the communist regime.

Bishop Peter Pavol Gojdič and Metod Trčka became the first Slovak saints after being beatified by the Pope in Rome.

Speaking in Slovak the Pope said: "Both men became martyrs in the heroic service of the Greek Orthodox Church in Slovakia. Peter remembers them and calls them Kings of the Slavs."

The beatifications were attended by Slovak President Rudolf Schuster and an estimated 5,000 Slovaks.

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Old Market Hall will host Christmas Bazaar on Sunday

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Christmas Bazaar 2016

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Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

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The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017