Ewa Kusz, a member of the organizing committee for the regional conference on the protection of minors for Central and Eastern Europe taking place in Warsaw, gathers the voices of people who have been abused by priests.
Pope Francis meets with the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements and new communities and urges them to stay out on the existential peripheries, warning them of the danger of the desire for power.
Speaking to journalists on the return flight from Slovakia, Pope Francis talks about his dialogue with Hungarian authorities, anti-Semitism, and vaccines, as well as Holy Communion for politicians who approve abortion laws.
Spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia, Fr. Martin Kramara, reflects on Pope Francis’ just-concluded Apostolic Visit to Slovakia, highlighting the joy of the country’s faithful and the encouragement the Holy Father’s presence brings.
On September 15, Slovakia celebrates the feast of its Patron, Our Lady of Sorrows, It is also the day in which Pope Francis comes to venerate this beloved mother. Ahead of the Pope’s visit, Wednesday the stage is set with thousands expected at Šaštín for this Eucharistic celebration.
Pope Francis on Tuesday spends the third day of his apostolic visit in the East of Slovakia where the programme includes, the celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Prešov, a visit to the Roma Community at Lunik IX, and a meeting with young people in Košice.
On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to Slovakia, Pope Francis pays a visit to the town of Šaštín which is known as a pilgrimage site where people come to venerate the statue of the Our Lady of Sorrows.