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Thousands pray along Polish border for country’s salvation

Tens of thousands of Poland’s Catholics gathered along the country’s 2,000-mile border on Saturday, as they prayed the Rosary and asked God and Our Lady for the salvation of their nation and the whole world.

‘Rosary to the Borders’ was organised by lay Catholics and promoted by the Church in Poland, as thousands flocked from over 300 parishes in 22 dioceses, stretching from the coastline along the Baltic Sea to the mountains bordering Czech Republic and Slovakia, and the many fields, towns and villages in between.

Many braved the cold and rain to be at one of the 4,000 points across Poland, made up of elderly participants down to children in pushchairs and prams.

Those organising the event said it marked the centenary year of the Fatima apparitions, where Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children, which climaxed in the Miracle of the Sun on October 14, 1917.

The Rosary prayed en masse also marked the battle of Lepanto in 1571, where Christians defeated Ottoman Turks on the Ionian Sea, which organisers say was ‘saving Europe from Islamisation’.

Overseers said the border was chosen as it represented their will to encompass the world with prayer.

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