SLOVAKIA: CATHOLIC CHURCH ENGAGED IN DIALOGUE WITH POLITICAL PARTIES BEFORE THE ELECTIONS
(SIR Europe – Bratislava) - Catholic Church in Slovakia wants to be a contribution for the society and wants to keep offering standing Christian values. For this reason, the president of the Bishops’ Conference, Mons. Stanislav Zvolensky, decided to meet presidents of notable political parties prior to the preterm parliamentary elections scheduled for the first decade of March. The last of informal meetings is due to take part on Monday, 13 February, with topics concentrated on “the heading of the country for the next 4 years and impulses for maintaining traditional Christian values”, reads the media release of the press office of the Conference. “From our side it´s mostly about the support of family and protection of life from conception till natural death”, explained Mons. Zvolensky, adding that discussion focuses also on the development of charitable activities and educational system, in relation to the Catholic Church, as well as on the continuity of appropriate reforms in the field of healthcare, with special attention dedicated to children and elderly people. Preterm elections to the National Council of Slovak republic are planned for 10 March, with right to decide about future direction of the country for 4,3 million voters.