Jasna Góra Monastery visited by 4.4 mln pilgrims in 2019

According to the annual report, around 752,000 Poles went on 190 different pilgrimages in Poland last year. Waldemar Deska/PAP

Around 4.4 mln pilgrims visited Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, southern Poland, in 2019, an increase of 100,000 people on the 2018 figure. The number of walking pilgrimages is also growing, the press office of the monastery has reported.

According to the annual report, around 752,000 Poles went on 190 different pilgrimages in Poland last year. Also, around 133,000 people participated in 300 walking pilgrimages, the office said.

Apart from that, the monastery was also visited by 250 people on bicycle pilgrimages, 413 people on cross-country pilgrimages, 25 cavalrymen and 181 people on roller skates, the Jasna Góra press office reported.

The monastery was visited by 37 officials from 18 countries, including Robert Sarah, the Vatican's Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal and Papal almoner Konrad Krajewski, and Genoa's Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawlowski, the Head of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe.