Cardinal Vlk serves Easter mass at Saint Vitus Cathedral
The head of the Czech Catholic Church, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, served Easter mass in Prague’s Saint Vitus Cathedral this Sunday, addressing those assembled in Czech, Italian, French, English and German. In his sermon, Cardinal Vlk reminded the congregation that Easter was a time of hope, and called the festival the incarnation of God’s hopes for mankind. This Sunday’s mass is thought to be Cardinal Vlk’s last Easter service at Saint Vitus Cathedral. The head of the Czech Catholic Church has suggested that he plans to retire at the end of this year. In 2007, he underwent heart surgery, and after collapsing from exhaustion in 2008, he announced that he planned to retire by 2010.