Official reception by Zuzana Čaputová in the Grassalkovich palace, where Pope Francis greeted the staff of the president´s office after inspecting the military honor guard.

Pope Francis in Slovakia

The head of the Catholic Church visited Slovakia at the invitation of President Zuzana Čaputová. During his four-day visit, Pope Francis met with the faithful in Bratislava, Prešov, Košice and Šaštín, where at the end he celebrated mass in an open area near the Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows.

Matej Kalina

professional photographer, News and Media Holding a.s.
Matej Kalina (1978) is a Slovak photojournalist who primarily documents moments of everyday life in his work. He became actively involved in photography at the university under the guidance of art photographer Fero Tomík. He started his career as a professional photographer at the 7 Plus publishing house, where he headed the photojournalists' department for almost a decade. He later participated in the formation of the visual department of the new publishing house News and Media Holding, of which he is an active member. His reportage photographs are regularly published by the periodicals Plus 7 Dní, Život Trend, Plus 1 Deň, Šarm, Zdravie, Dobré jedlo and more. In his free creation, he tends towards a social documentary, where, according to his own words, he tries to record undistorted reality in such a way as to create space for the viewer to have his own opinion. He has received several SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO and Czech Press Photo awards for his work.