Thousands of Poles walk to the shrine of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa, southern Poland from various places all over the country and from abroad.
Pilgrims march to Częstochowa to attend the Assumption of Mary celebrations - one of the biggest yearly religious events in Poland.
On Monday morning, the 39th Warsaw Academic Metropolitan Pilgrimage set off from the St. Anne church in Warsaw. Around 3,000 young people will walk for 10 days to reach the Shrine of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa in southern Poland and are to reach their destination on August 14, the day before the Assumption of Mary.
The oldest pilgrimage from Warsaw will start walking on Tuesday. This will be the 308th edition of the Warsaw Pedestrian Pilgrimage.
The 39th Warsaw Academic Metropolitan Pilgrimage set out from Warsaw for #JasnaGora. The Holy Mass in St. Anne's Church was presided by Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz. The motto of the pilgrimage is: Open the door to Christ". The #pilgrimage consists of 20 groups.— Church in Poland (@ChurchInPoland) August 5, 2019
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