Hundreds of Catholics gather on occasion of St Lawrence’s Pilgrimage
Hundreds of Catholics from Poland and the Czech Republic gathered at the Czech Sněžka mountain for the annual St Lawrence’s Pilgrimage on Wednesday. Among them was President Václav Klaus, who due to an Achilles’ heel injury was not able to climb the mountain on foot and instead was driven up to its peak by car. The Czech president regularly participates in the event and last year met with his Polish counterpart on the occasion of the pilgrimage. This year’s weather conditions were particularly bad, with temperatures of two degrees Celsius, rain and winds with speeds of up to 82 km/h observed on the peak of the Czech Republic’s highest mountain on Wednesday.