Traditional pilgrimage in Levoča welcomed 400,000 believers

The legacy of the pilgrimage is still alive today, said Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko.

The pilgrimage on Marian Hill near Levoča drew nearly 400,000 people over the weekend.The pilgrimage on Marian Hill near Levoča drew nearly 400,000 people over the weekend. (Source: TASR)

Thousands of believers came to Marian Hill near Levoča (Prešov Region), where one the biggest and oldest pilgrimages in Slovakia culminated on July 6 and 7. The organisers estimate that as many as 400,000 people came over the weekend.

“This place is so close to not only you, pilgrims from all over Slovakia, but also those coming from neighbouring countries, like Hungary and Poland,” said Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, who officiated the Holy Mass on July 7, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

This place has been writing the history of the salvation of God’s people in this country for centuries, he added, reminding of several important milestones in its history and the fact that the pilgrimages also took place during the totalitarian regimes.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

A via ferrata in Martin was closed this week. It will remain closed until October 31.

Weekend: Slovak folk songs translated into American jazz

The latest travel and culture stories from Slovakia. We've got you covered.


23 h

News digest: Passport required when travelling from Slovakia to the UK again

Bratislava Mayor awarded for his green ideas. Pandemic edition of the White Night festival starts. Slovak batteries for e-cars passed international test.


20 h
Sky by Monika and Bohuš Kubinský

Bratislava is ready for White Night. Here's all you need to know

A manual for the festival and seven sites selected by The Slovak Spectator.


16. sep
Matúš Vallo during the election night.

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo receives World Mayor Future Award

He was acknowledged for his efforts to transform the Slovak capital into a green, compassionate city.


21 h
Skryť Close ad