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Eucharistic Congress Brings Together Slovenian Catholics

Celje, 13 June - Thousands of Slovenian Catholics will converge on the city of Celje on Sunday for the Eucharistic Congress, the first such event in the country since 1935. During the holy mass, a Catholic student who was executed by the Partisan resistance in WWII will be beatified as Slovenia's first martyr.

Celje
Thousands of Catholics gather at the Celje stadium to celebrate the Slovenian Eucharistic Congress.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

Celje
Lojze Grozde (pictured) is declared a martyr at the Slovenian Eucharistic Congress.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

Celje
The 1814 painting of Mary Help from the Mary Help Basilica in Brezje, considered one of the holiest images for Slovenian Catholics, is brought to the Slovenian Eucharistic Congress.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

Celje
The 1814 painting of Mary Help from the Mary Help Basilica in Brezje, considered one of the holiest images for Slovenian Catholics, is brought to the Slovenian Eucharistic Congress.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

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