Pope To Meet Slovak Roma In Trip To Impoverished Region
Sumaira FH 11 days ago Tue 14th September 2021 | 08:30 AM
Kosice, Slovakia, Sept 14 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Sep, 2021 ) :Pope Francis will meet with members of the 400,000-strong Roma minority in Slovakia on Tuesday during his visit to the impoverished Lunik IX housing estate in Kosice.
In Lunik IX, nearly 4,500 residents are squeezed into a space meant to accommodate half that number.
"It is great that the Holy Father is willing to come to a place where no one wants to go," said Peter Besenyei, leader of the local Salesian community at Lunik IX, responsible for the pastoral care of the Roma in the Kosice Archdiocese.
"It is difficult to find teachers at Lunik IX, it is difficult to find priests who would be willing to work there, and the pope comes there in this difficult environment," Besenyei told AFP.
Lunik IX resident Rudolf Mosorov, 66, said the pope's visit was a "miracle".
"He will bring us God's blessing," he said.