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.
8. Jul 2019 at 12:59 | Compiled by Spectator staff