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.

During the Sunday Angelus on 5 September, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that he would be making a pilgrimage the following week to Budapest and Slovakia. In particular, he noted that the visit would conclude “with the great popular celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, Patron saint of that country.” (Slovakia)