Politics & Policy|Society
Chris Johnstone|04.05.2012

Czech cardinal calls for delayed state payments to keep restitution deal on track

One of the most influential Czech Catholics, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, has suggested the church makes a gesture and delay financial compensation payments by the state in order to get an overall  restitution deal for communist era confiscations through parliament.

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Politics & Policy|Society
Tom Jones|16.12.2011

Catholic schism dragged into Czech political battleground

A schism in the Catholic Church that emerged almost half a century ago appears to have entered the sphere of Czech politics, with President Václav Klaus having forged links to Czech Catholic traditionalists who have taken to attacking their liberal fellow believers in the media. The war of words may stem from Klaus’ fear that Tomáš Halík could become a cardinal – or even the next president.

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