Category: News and Activities

Working meeting in Loreto

At the workshop this September the last changes to the organization’s statutes were discussed. Professor Carlos Costa and Nunu Lopez from the University of Aveiro arrived with the delegation from Fátima, Portugal, and presented the revised statutes. The final version is going to be signed at the meeting in Fátima,...

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The Shrines of Europe at the Religious Tourism Congress in Kraków – Presenting the Shrines Network

Representatives of the Shrines Cities´ Tourism Technician Board joined the Religious Tourism Congress in Kraków, Poland, which had been organized by Ernesto Travel. In a presentation about the Shrine cities and sanctuaries, prepared by the tourism technicians, attendees of the conference learnt about the network. Subsequently, the expo booth was...

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Celebrating the New Year

New Years Eve is celebrated in various Shrines of Europe cities with beautiful fireworks and public festivities.Take a romantic lantern stroll around Mariazell on the 30th of December to end the year 2019, or participate in one of the festive New Year’s Concerts. Among them a festive New Year’s Gala...

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Holy Week and Easter 2020

Easter is a very important time in the catholic church and is thus celebrated in a very traditional and impressive way. To give a better overview of the numerous festivities and events in the Shrines of Europe cities the working group elaborated a cultural agenda “Holy Week and Easter 2020...

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Shrines of Europe working meeting in Fátima

Wednesday 4th March, representatives of the Shrines of Europe group met for a regular working meeting in Ourém-Fátima. On the agenda were mainly technical topics. The representatives of the municipalities of Lourdes, Czestochowa, Altötting, Mariazell and Ourém-Fátima discussed about marketing topics, the marketing and activities plan for 2020 and 2021...

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Shrines of Europe Collective Photography Exhibition

4th of March 2020: The Shrines of Europe group inaugurated a collective photography exhibition “Shrines of Europe – Cities of Pilgrimage and Faith – Heritage of Silence and Peace”. The exibition is on display at the Fátma tourism information centre next to the Shrine from March 4th to May 20th...

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VIII. International Workshop on Religious Tourism in Fátima

March 5/6th 2020: Fátima hosted the VIII. edition of the international workshop on religious tourism. The tourism representatives of the Shrines of Europe group were present in the workshop and represented their Shrine cities at a promotional table. The conference gave useful insight on up to date topics and the...

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Photography exhibition Pope John Paul II

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...

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