Protesters wait for the Pope

Along with pilgrims, protesters associated with the Initiative Inakost will also be waiting in Banska Bystrica for the Pope, who will visit Slovakia between September 11 and 14.

The gay rights activists plan to start their campaign called "No to turning Slovakia clerical" and want to express their dislike of the gradual "infiltration of clerical power" into politics and social life, the daily SME reported.

However, Catholic Church officials oppose the planed protest, calling it inapt. "Opinions can be expressed in a different way," Chairman of the Conference of Slovak Bishops František Tondra told the daily.

"The Catholic Church is not against homosexuals but against practising homosexuality," Tondra stressed.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger

Pity the nation

Americans’ choice of president on November 3 will affect Slovaks too.

The second US presidential debate.

Extension of the tram line deeper into Bratislava’s Petržalka is closer to completion

After completion, passengers will be able to go from the very end of Petržalka to the city centre in 10 minutes.

The current tram terminal station on Jungmannova Street in Petržalka.