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Lojze Grozde Declared Slovenia's First Martyr

Celje, 13 June - Lojze Grozde (1923-1943) was declared martyr in what was a highlight of mass celebrations at the Slovenian Eucharistic Congress in Celje on Sunday given by Tarcisio Bertone, the secretary of state of the Holy See.

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

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A relic of martyr Lojze Grozde (1923-1943).
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

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

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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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