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Slovakia: Catholics Protest the Sacking of Popular Archbishop

A concert in support of Róbert Bezák, the popular archbishop of Trnava who was sacked for unknown reasons, took place on Tuesday and was the next step in various protests, including this online petition [sk] as well as worshipping in front of the church [sk] instead of inside it. Three years ago, Bezák replaced Ján Sokol, who, allegedly, had been on the payroll [en] of the Communist-era secret police. Upon entering office, Bezák ordered a financial audit, which – just a few days after his removal – ended with a criminal complaint.

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