The European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of All Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes

On Monday, August 23, the Study Center for National Reconciliation commemorated the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of All Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes. In the morning, the international conference entitled »Illusive Reconciliation: Transitional Processes in Central and Eastern Europe in a Comparative Perspective« was held at the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia. The conference was organizated  by the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Study Center for National Reconciliation in cooperation with the Platform of European Memory and Conscience.

In the afternoon Study Centre for National Reconciliation in cooperation with Coordination Committee for State Celebrations, Archdiocese of Ljubljana, Military Vicariate of the Slovenian Armed Forces organizated laying of flowers in front of memorials in Ljubljana. On behalf of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Janez Janša, The Slovenian Guards Unit laid wreaths in front of memorial plaque of the American Embassy, in front of the prison cells at Beethovnova 3 and in front of the monument to victims of all wars on Kongresni trg.  

In the Ljubljana Cathedral the Holy mass for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes was conducted by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ljubljana, Msgr. Stanislav Zore, OFM. The mass was followed by an event and a keynote speech by dr. Stane Granda.


Laying of flowers in front of memorials in Ljubljana, video by The Government of RS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lvg0INcNLc 


Memorial plaque in front of the American Embassy, Prešernova 31





Prison cells, Beethovnova 3


Monument to victims of all wars, Kongresni trg 2





The mass was conducted by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ljubljana Msgr. Stanislav Zore, OFM.

The Holy Mass - recorded by Vatican News: https://soundcloud.com/ivan-herceg-855514614/prisluhni-sveti-masi-ob-evropskem-dnevu-spomina-na-zrtve-vseh-totalitarnih-in-avtoritarnih-rezimov

Preaches the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ljubljana Msgr.Stanislav Zore, recorded by Vatican News: https://soundcloud.com/ivan-herceg-855514614/prisluhni-pridigi-med-maso-ob-evropskem-dnevu-spomina-na-zrtve-vseh-totalitarnih-rezimov


The mass was followed by an event and a keynote speech by dr. Stane Granda.

The speech by dr. Stane Granda, recorded by Vatican New: https://soundcloud.com/ivan-herceg-855514614/prisluhni-govoru-dr-staneta-grande-v-ljubljanski-stolnici-ob-evropskem-dnevu-spomina-na-zrtve

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