Believers from across Slovakia came to honour the spiritual patroness of Slovakia. They attended the national pilgrimage to Šaštín (Trnava Region), held on September 15 when the country celebrates Our Lady of Seven Sorrows.
The pilgrimage culminated with a holy mass held in front of the Šaštín Basilica, the SITA newswire reported.
The day is also a national holiday in Slovakia.
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