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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

A view of St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest International Eucharistic Congress to feature Mass setting in Romani language

Aug 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Romani people are Hungary’s largest minority group. 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

May 9, 2019: Pope Francis meets a Roma family on May 9, 2019, ahead of his trip to Romania.

‘We must choose between civilizations of love and hate’ Pope Francis tells Romani

Jun 2, 2019

The history of humanity still echoes the relationship of Cain and Abel, Pope Francis told the Romani community on Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with the Slovak bishops for their ad limina visit, Nov. 12, 2015.

Pope Francis encourages Church in Slovakia to welcome migrants

Nov 12, 2015

Speaking to the Slovak bishops on Thursday, Pope Francis reminded them that the Church is called to welcome immigrants and... Read more