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Slovakia: Catholics Protest the Sacking of Popular Archbishop

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Western Europe, Slovakia, Vatican City, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, History, Law, Religion

A concert in support [1] of Róbert Bezák [2], 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 [3] [sk] as well as worshipping in front of the church [4] [sk] instead of inside it. Three years ago, Bezák replaced Ján Sokol, who, allegedly, had been on the payroll [5] [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.