Church members boycott mass in protest against Archbishop Bezák’s dismissal

About 70 church members did not attend mass at the Trnava on Sunday, July 8, in protest against the dismissal of Róbert Bezák from his post as Trnava archbishop, the Sme daily reported.

About 70 church members did not attend mass at the Trnava on Sunday, July 8, in protest against the dismissal of Róbert Bezák from his post as Trnava archbishop, the Sme daily reported.

The evangelical rector from Trnava, Rastislav Hargaš, also came to support the protest, stating that people want to know the truth and that is the reason why they refused to enter the church, Sme wrote.

Pope Benedict XVI officially recalled Bezák on July 2 but the archbishop informed the church members in Trnava about his departure a day before during a Sunday mass. Neither the Vatican nuncio in Slovakia nor the Conference of Bishops in Slovakia explained why Bezák was required to leave his post. The church banned Bezák from talking about his dismissal with the media.

The protests against Bezák’s dismissal have been covered by the foreign press, for example with the Austrian daily Die Presse writing that “the outraged citizens protested against the Vatican and asked for an explanation”, the SITA newswire reported.

Source: Sme, SITA

For more information about this story please see: Catholic Church fires archbishop of Trnava without explanation

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

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