Holy face blesses Uzhgorod (photo)
The copy of the Miraculous icon of the Mother of God, the original of which is located in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, was carried in the streets of Uzhgorod today. Before it was taken to Transcarpathia, the icon had been blessed by Pope Benedict XVI.
The procession with the icon, which was joined by hundreds of believers began at the Cathedral of the Greek Catholic diocese and moved to Goryany rotunda - one of the oldest temples of Transcarpathia.
From now on a copy of the Miraculous icon of the Mother of God, before which long time ago the enlighteners of our people and the Apostles of the Slavs, Saints Cyril and Methodius prayed, will be housed here!