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Pope Francis speaks to the Roma community in the Lunik IX district in Košice, Slovakia, on Sept. 14, 2021.

Pope Francis visits impoverished Roma minority in Slovakia

Sep 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis visited a Roma ghetto in Slovakia, where he told the ethnic minority they should never “worry about whether... Read more

Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Roma children practice gymnastics on horseback at an Order of Malta school in Romania.

‘I really pray for these kids’: the Catholic ambassador on a mission to help Europe’s largest minority

Aug 21, 2020

In 2013, Franz Salm-Reifferscheidt made a life-changing visit to Rome. The retired Austrian businessman had an appointment with the Grand... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Romani people of Rome in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Oct. 26, 2015.

Pope advises Gypsies to cultivate responsibility, openness

Oct 27, 2015

Pope Francis met with Rome's Romani, or Gypsies, on Monday, asking them to take a new direction and embolden their... Read more