Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Gojdič becomes Righteous Among Nations

PAVOL Gojdič, a Greek-Catholic bishop from Prešov, will receive the title of Righteous Among the Nations in memoriam. The ceremony will take place in Bratislava on January 27.

PAVOL Gojdič, a Greek-Catholic bishop from Prešov, will receive the title of Righteous Among the Nations in memoriam. The ceremony will take place in Bratislava on January 27.

The commission for granting the title at Yad Vashem decided to grant the title to Gojdič (1888-1960) for help he provided to Jews during the Holocaust. His name will be engraved on a marble plaque in the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations.

Gojdič will be the first Catholic priest to be awarded.

The proposal to grant the title Righteous Among the Nations was made by Košice rabbi Jossi Steiner, the Pravda daily wrote.

Steiner thinks that Gojdič has deserved this honour for a long time.

Gojdič publicly protested against the deportation of Jews, Steiner told the daily. But he was not only active on the verbal level, but also personally helped the Jews. He baptised and hid them in a Greek-Catholic monastery. This way he rescued 27 Jews, at least. He also ordered priests in the Prešov Greek-Catholic eparchy to help those persecuted within their abilities.

"Some of them hesitated," said Steiner. "But Gojdič said that it is the duty of the priest to help those persecuted avoid transports and that this stems from the commandment to love your neighbour."

Top stories

Keep your passport at hand on your trip to Austria

There are no internal border controls on the Austrian-Slovak border. Yet, the Austrian police check cars and buses heading to Slovakia.

Slovak police checking cars at the border crossing in Berg, Austria.

Italy points to “illegal state aid” as Embraco announces relocation to Slovakia

The decision to shift production follows in the footsteps of US conglomerate Honeywell, which reportedly also plans to close its Italian plant and move to Slovakia.

Embraco plant in Spišská Nová Ves

Who will take Kuzmina as a neighbour?

In Slovakia, immigrants mostly provoke negative feelings. Not when it comes to the biathlon.

Anastasiya Kuzmina thanks her fans after silver victory on February 12.

Unemployment rate hits new low

The unemployment rate in Slovakia has been declining since summer 2016 while the number of economically active people has grown.

Illustrative stock photo