Havel to meet with Pope

The former Czech president Václav Havel is among the personalities invited to a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming visit to Prague, the ctk news agency has reported. The meeting in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle on September 26 will be attended by politicians, leading cultural figures and diplomats. The Pope is to visit the Czech Republic on September 26-28 at the invitation of President Vaclav Klaus. During his visit, he will celebrate masses in Brno and in Stara Boleslav, central Bohemia, in honour of St Wenceslas, the patron saint of the Czech nation.