Thousands gather in celebration of Assumption Day

Brezje, 15 August - Thousands of Catholic pilgrims have gathered at religious shrines devoted to the Virgin Mary across Slovenia to celebrate her assumption into heaven. The largest crowd converged on Brezje for mass celebrated by Archbishop of Ljubljana Stanislav Zore, who spoke about the meaning of hope in his sermon.

The Basilica of Mary Help of Christians.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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