People started gathering in Šaštín since early morning

Tens of thousands are attending the mass with Pope Francis.

Early morning in Šaštín ahead of the Pope's arrival. Early morning in Šaštín ahead of the Pope's arrival. (Source: Sme - Marko Erd)

Tens of thousands of believers expected the arrival of Pope Francis in the field behind the town of Šaštín with a view of the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows.

The Pope holds a holy mass with the homily of the Holy Father today, the last day of his visit to Slovakia. September 15 is a national holiday in Slovakia, marking the religious holiday of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patron saint of Slovakia.

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