Clergy Complain of Attacks Against Church in Holiday Masses

Trebnje/Brezje/Końćevje, 15 August - The highest dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia and the country's only cardinal have complained of rising attacks and intolerance against the Church in celebrations of Assumption Day, one of the biggest Church holidays, which is also a public holiday in Slovenia.

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Due to the recent resignations at the top of the Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia, the Assumption Day mass at Slovenia's holiest pilgrimage site, the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, was delivered by Ljubljana Auxiliary Bishop Anton Jamnik (pictured).
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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The basilica dedicated to Virgin Mary in Brezje, the country's main Catholic pilgrimage site.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA
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Around 4,000 people turned up to mass at Slovenia's holiest pilgrimage site, the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, for Assumption Day.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Around 4,000 people turned up to mass at Slovenia's holiest pilgrimage site, the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, for Assumption Day.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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