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Koylion Kirkkokari, Koylio

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Kirkkokari is a small island in Lake Köyliö in Köyliö municipality, Satakunta, Finland. It is the only Roman Catholic pilgrimage site in Finland and one of the few in Nordic countries.
According to tradition, Saint Henry was murdered on the ice of Lake Köyliö by the Kirkkokari island in the winter of 1156. Since the 13th century it was a pilgrimage site for Catholics. A small chapel was built on the island which was used until the 18th century. Foundations of the chapel are still visible. In 1955 the memorial of Christianization of Finland was erected in Kirkkokari and a small altar, "Saint Henry's altar", in 1999.
The Finnish Roman Catholic Church organizes an annual pilgrimage to Kirkkokari via the Saint Henry's Way. The 140-kilometre-long journey starts from the city of Turku. It ends on a memorial service in Kirkkokari on the last pre-Midsummer Sunday.
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  • In Köyliö, a church in Finnish history, the Wild is a story that is far from the haze. The axe, the murder and the lake ice-each of them is identified by a short-tempered lull and Bishop Henrik. The place is gorgeous, the nearby church beautiful. In winter, there is a kick sled route and a bond of sleds on the ice.
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  • The historic place. The world's most northern Roomalaiskatolilaisten a place of pilgrimage.
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