Czech politicians send letters of condolence to Vatican

03-04-2005

Upon the news of the Pope's passing, a number of Czech politicians, including President Vaclav Klaus and Prime Minister Stanislav Gross, sent letters of condolence to the Vatican. Mr Gross valued the Pontiff's firm stance against dictatorial regimes and in a telegram, the outgoing Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda wrote the Pope's pontificate where human dignity, democracy and the fight for human rights were a priority shows the world that it has not just lost the head of the Catholic Church but also a man who stuck to morals even in the most difficult of times.