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Protesters wait for the Pope

ALONG with pilgrims, protesters associated with the Initiative Inakosť will also be waiting in Banská Bystrica for the Pope, who is visiting Slovakia between September 11 and 14.

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, reported the daily SME.

However, Catholic Church officials oppose the planned 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.

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