Benedict criticises lack of faith in Czech Republic

In related news, Pope Benedict mentioned the Czech Republic on Saturday during a visit to Spain, as an example of a nation that has turned away from faith. Speaking at the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the pope called the spread of atheism since the end of the 19th century tragic, and said that faith must be renewed in order to respond to the secularism in countries like France and the Czech Republic, as well as Spain.