Miloslav Cardinal Vlk † Miloslav Cardinal Vlk †
Function:
Former Archbishop of Praha, Czechia
Title:
Cardinal Priest of S Croce in Gerusalemme
Birthdate:
May 17, 1932
Country:
Czechia
Elevated:
Nov 26, 1994
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English Cardinal angry about judge's past in St Vitus' case
Feb 22, 2007
Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk considers unacceptable that Supreme Court judge František Formánek, who decided the Church vs state dispute over the ownership of Prague St Vitus' Cathedral, was a member of the Communist Party (KSČ) before 1989, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today.

(Prague Daily Monitor/ČTK, 21 February 2007) "We are surprised that former communists who had been judges under the totalitarian regime decided upon the case. It is embarrassing. It is unacceptable for both the Church and this country that a democratic state defends incorrect steps taken by the communist regime," Vlk told the paper.

The Supreme Court last week cancelled the verdicts of lower instance courts according to which it was the Church who owned the cathedral.

The dispute over the cathedral that is part of the Prague Castle has been lasting more than 13 years.

Judge Istvanek was a member of the KSČ for four years. He said this was no reason why he could be considered biased.
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