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Prayers for War Victims and Peace Heard on Assumption Day

Brezje, 15 August - The memory of WWI and calls for peace dominated the sermon delivered by Bishop Andrej Glavan during the Assumption mass in Brezje, where the main Slovenian celebration of the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary is held every 15 August. A rainy day did not prevent many to make a pilgrimage to what is the country's No. 1 pilgrimage site.

Brezje
Mass celebrating the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Mass celebrating the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Bishop Andrej Glavan celebrating Mass on the Assumption of Virgin Mary holiday in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Mass celebrating the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
The Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Brezje, the main national pilgrimage site.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Bishop Andrej Glavan celebrating Mass on the Assumption of Virgin Mary holiday in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Bishop Andrej Glavan celebrating Mass on the Assumption of Virgin Mary holiday in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Mass celebrating the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Mass celebrating the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Brezje
Mass celebrating the feat of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in front of the basilica in the village of Brezje.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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