Cabinet of the MoD Parliamentary State Secretary
Pilgrims attend Holy Mass underground
12:37 May 16, 2023
On Sunday, 14 May, the 63rd International Military Pilgrimage (IMP) in Lourdes ended with a closing international Holy Mass and ceremony held in St. Pius X Basilica (Underground Basilica). Following the mass, the members of the participating delegations – among them, the Hungarian military pilgrims who had arrived there on Thursday – bid farewell to the town located in Southern France by forming up to march with the national colors and take an official photograph of the IMP.
Where God’s beauty glows
12:30 May 16, 2023
“Lourdes is the place of conversion and encountering God, where God’s mercy manifests itself in the shining figure of Mary, where one can experience God’s beauty in the clear water of the fountain and the glowing candlelight. Lourdes teaches us that love is stronger than evil.” (Brigadier General Tibor Berta, Catholic military bishop)
In Saint Bernadette’s footsteps
12:18 May 16, 2023
On 12 May, the 63rd International Military Pilgrimage in Lourdes continued with an International Opening Ceremony. Led by MoD Parliamentary State Secretary Tamás Vargha, Catholic Military Bishop Brigadier General Tibor Berta and Lieutenant General Tibor Bozó, Director of Staff, HDF General Staff, the Hungarian military pilgrims visited, among others, the house where Saint Bernadette, “the visionary of Lourdes” had lived.