Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the open-air mass for about 50,000 mainly Czech believers. Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the open-air mass for about 50,000 mainly Czech believers.
A Czech monk, holding the Vatican flag, prays during the worship. A Czech monk, holding the Vatican flag, prays during the worship.
Pope Benedict XVI prays during the outdoor mass in Stara Boleslav, on the St Wenceslas Day. St Wenceslas, the patron saint of Czechs, died as a martyr in Stara Boleslav in 935 A.D. Pope Benedict XVI prays during the outdoor mass in Stara Boleslav, on the St Wenceslas Day. St Wenceslas, the patron saint of Czechs, died as a martyr in Stara Boleslav in 935 A.D.
A Czech child watches the catholic liturgy served by the Pope Benedict XVI at the meadow in Stara Boleslav, one of the main pilgrimage site of the Czech Republic. A Czech child watches the catholic liturgy served by the Pope Benedict XVI at the meadow in Stara Boleslav, one of the main pilgrimage site of the Czech Republic.
Czech nuns sing and pray during the open-air mass served by the Pope Benedict XVI in the Czech Republic. Czech nuns sing and pray during the open-air mass served by the Pope Benedict XVI in the Czech Republic.
Czech catholic priests walk among the 50,000 believerss to give communion at the end of the mass celebrated by the Pope Benedict XVI. Czech catholic priests walk among the 50,000 believerss to give communion at the end of the mass celebrated by the Pope Benedict XVI.
A Christian symbol of cross seen against a background of trees upon the outdoor mass served by the Pope Benedict XVI in Stara Boleslav. A Christian symbol of cross seen against a background of trees upon the outdoor mass served by the Pope Benedict XVI in Stara Boleslav.

Pope Benedict XVI in the Czech Rep.

Stara Boleslav, Czech Republic – 28 September 2009

Within his three-day visit to the Czech Republic, Pope Benedict XVI served the open-air mass for about 50,000 mainly Czech believers who arrived to the field of Probostska louka, close to Stara Boleslav, northeast of Prague.

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