Pope at Mass upholds Mary to Slovaks as model of faith

Celebrating his final Mass on Slovak soil near the National Marian Shrine of Šaštín on Tuesday, Pope Francis invites Slovaks to imitate Mary in her journey, her prophecy and her compassion.

Pope shares Moment of Prayer with Bishops of Slovakia

Pope Francis joins the Bishops of Slovakia for a Moment of Prayer on Wednesday, the last day of his 34th Apostolic journey.

In the footsteps of pilgrims at Šaštín

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 in Slovakia: A day of faith and joy in the East

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.

Pope in Slovakia: Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

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.

Pope to young people in Slovakia: dream fearlessly

Pope Francis meets with young people in Slovakia at the Kosice Lokomotiva Stadium and answers three of their questions, on love for each other and love for the cross.

Pope in Slovakia condemns discrimination, prejudice against Roma people

One highlight of Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia was Tuesday’s meeting with the Roma community in Kosice during which he called for their integration.

Pope in Slovakia: Great expectations for youth event

As the Pope prepares to greet the youth of Slovakia, there are great expectations following a pandemic which has seen many young people impacted by COVID-19.

Pope at Divine Liturgy in Slovakia: Let us turn our hearts to the Cross

Pope Francis presides at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite in Prešov, calling on the faithful of Slovakia to “turn the eyes” of their hearts “to the crucified Jesus.”

Pope in Slovakia: Roma community, a volunteers perspective

As Pope Francis visits the Roma Community in Košice, one volunteer describes her experience of working with the residents there.

Angola: Pilgrims flock to the Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima.

Covid 19 restrictions led to the cancellation of the 2020 annual pilgrimage. This year, thousands of pilgrims flocked to Angola’ Shrine of Our Lady of Muxima.

Auxiliary Bishop of Košice: Pope comes to strengthen the faith

As the Pope makes an Apostolic Visit to Slovakia, the Auxiliary Bishop of Košice speaks about the challenges facing the faith in the country and the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to strengthen it.

Secularization and the new "ABCs" for proclaiming the faith

Our Editorial Director says Pope Francis is showing the Church in Slovakia and throughout Europe the way to "live in" the world with humility and without nostalgia for the past.

Pope thanks Slovak Jews for opening doors to healing and fraternity

Pope Francis pays tribute to Slovak Jews, victims of persecution, and thanks the Jewish Community in Bratislava for opening doors on the path to healing and fraternity.

Popes energy inspires Slovaks in faith

Slovaks are surprised by Pope Francis’ energy, despite his age, exhorting all to live their faith, says the spokesman of the Slovak bishops.

Pope in Slovakia: Jewish-Christian dialogue is key to the future

Maroš Borský, Secretary of the Commission for Dialogue between the Central Union of Jewish Religious Communities and the Catholic Church talks about the giant steps forward taken in the past five years.

Pope in Slovakia: Fostering Jewish-Christian relations

As Pope Francis meets with the Jewish community on Monday in Bratislava, a Slovak theologian reflects on Jewish-Christian relations, and the importance of education.

Pope to Slovakias clergy: The Church needs freedom, creativity and dialogue

Pope Francis encourages the bishops, priests, and religious of Slovakia to work for a humble Church in the freedom of the Gospel, the creativity of faith, and in dialogue that promotes unity.

Slovak Jesuits: Meeting with Pope strengthened our identity

Pope Francis met in private with Jesuits from all over Slovakia at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bratislava on Sunday evening. The encounter was relaxed and filled with questions and answers, jokes, and expressions of encouragement in an era of pandemic, secularization and decline in vocations.

Pope encourages Slovakia to fraternity, hospitality and solidarity

Pope Francis addressed government officials, diplomats and civil and religious leaders of Slovakia in the Slovak capital, Bratislava. He encouraged Slovaks to fraternity, hospitality and solidarity.