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Slovenia: 20-year-old slain by Communists beatified

June 14, 2010

At the conclusion of Slovenia’s national Eucharistic congress, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarciscio Bertone presided over the beatification of Lojze Grozde, a 20-year-old who was tortured and martyred by Communists in 1943. The young man, who had a talent for poetry, was deeply devoted to the Holy Eucharist.

79% of the nation’s 1.6 million people are Catholic.

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