Catholics stage protest against cardinal Dominik Duka

A group of Czech Catholics gathered in front of the Archbishop’s Palace in Prague on Wednesday to protest against Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka. At the meeting, the organizers published a letter addressed to Pope Francis, in which they urged him not to prolong Cardinal Duka’s mandate as the Archbishop of Prague.

Among the reasons stated in the letter are the alleged nationalist tendencies of the church in the Czech Republic. Cardinal Dominik Duka, who has been serving as Prague Archbishop since 2010, will have to officially submit his resignation in April, when he turns 75. However, the Pope may decide to extend his mandate.