Easter masses celebrated around the country on Resurrection Sunday

Easter masses are being celebrated across the Czech Republic on Resurrection Sunday. The morning mass at St. Vitus Cathedral was led by Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who told the congregation the Resurrection was a time of hope and forgiveness. It is the last Easter mass celebrated by Cardinal Vlk who will be retiring later this month and will hand over the office to the new Archbishop of Prague Dominik Duka. Easter Monday is a public holiday in the Czech Republic, though that is generally reserved for pagan traditions and rituals linked to spring, the birth of new life and fertility.