Catholic Church preparing pastoral letter ahead of elections

The Roman Catholic Church in the Czech Republic will prepare a pastoral letter ahead of early general elections in October, its head Cardinal Miloslav Vlk said in an interview for Czech Radio. The archbishop of Prague said that the church did not interfere in party politics, but had the right to speak about politics in terms of the good of society. Earlier this year Cardinal Vlk clashed with the Social Democrats when he encouraged voters not to support those who had brought down the last government in European parliament and local elections.

Author: Ian Willoughby