Following in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Pope.
John Paul II in the cities of the Shrines of Europe.
Pope John Paul II (born May 18, 1920) would celebrate his 100th birthday this year. Reason enough for the Shrines of Europe cities to show a photo exhibition of the Holy Father's trips to Altötting, Czestochowa, Einsiedeln, Fatima, Loreto, Lourdes and Mariazell. The photo exhibition on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Holy Father was created by Czestochowa.
Projects and Activities of the Shrines of Europe
The principle marian pilgrimage cities in Europe wish everyone in Europe and around the world a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year 2020!
The working group “Shrines of Europe“ was founded in 1996 and is uniting Europe´s principle Marian pilgrimage sites: Altötting, Czestochowa, Lourdes, Loreto, Fátima, Mariazell and Einsiedeln. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the City of Peace and City of Christmas is an important partner of the Shrines of Europe.
All these places have one thing in common: they provide spiritual consolation and new strength for living. The Christian faith, the European values and the desire for peace are the guidelines of the Shrines of Europe.