Slovak troops stationed within ISAF mission in the Afghan city of Kandahar observed Easter traditions and celebrated the feast in customary Christian fashion, Tibor Ujlacký, spokesman for the Slovak Armed Forces told the TASR newswire on Monday, April 5.
Army chaplain Jan Polták officiated at masses on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. Good Friday and Easter Sunday were also marked by peace and tranquillity. “By highlighting the spirituality of Easter in the distant Afghanistan, Chaplain Polták brought home to our soldiers and alleviated their feelings of isolation from their loved ones. Not even tough guys in uniforms can avoid having these feelings, particularly during feast times when, most of all, they want to be at home with their families,” said Ujlacký.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Apr 2010 at 14:00