Cardinal Tomášek remembered

Several dozen people took part in a special mass on Saturday at Prague's St Vitus cathedral marking 20 years since the death of Cardinal František Tomášek. The mass was led by Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka. The archbishop recalled Tomášek was persecuted by the former Communist regime, spending three years at a labour camp at the monastery in želiv before he was released in 1954. The cardinal had displayed unwavering strength and optimism despite living most of his life under the former regime, Archbishop Duka said.

Author: Jan Velinger