Romany groups call on pope to intervene after expulsions

Three Romany organisations have written to Pope Benedict XVI asking him to intervene in a case in which Roma rent defaulters have been forced out of the town of Vsetin by the mayor, Jiri Cunek. Vaclav Miko of the group Roma Realia Dobromerice said Czechs and Czech Christians needed to be alerted to the fact that Mr Cunek's actions were a "sin".

Author: Dita Asiedu