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LIVE: Pope Francis prays with Slovakia's bishops at National Shrine


Pope Francis arrives at Slovakia's National Shrine in Šaštín at 9:10 a.m., local time. He will meet privately with Slovakia's bishops and pray with them in the Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows. 

Pilgrimmages to Šaštín trace back to 1564, when a noblewoman commissioned a statue of Our Lady of Sorrows here in response to an answered prayer, and which is said to have healed many who have prayed before it. 

JM