Saturday, 24 December 2011

Vaclav Havel at Dolphinarium

Red Maria has posted thrice about Vaclav Havel, and I am very happy to link to her posts. These posts shed light on Vaclav Havel's relationship to Catholicism, particularly in his meetings with Pope John Paul II and in the Church-State relationship in which he was a participant as the first president of a free Czechoslovakia and, now, the Czech Republic.

The posts are here, here and here.

The poignancy of the events of Vaclav Havel's death and funeral arise for me because of my familiarity with his writings - even so far as going to see one of his plays in West London many years ago - and the fact that, during our visit to Prague, we visited many of the locations that have been associated with him in recent days.

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