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Vaclav Maly Biography

Auxiliary Bishop of Prague
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“I am not making a moral judgment here. I see prostitution as a reality of the modern world. The chances of eliminating it are practically nil. Under those circumstances it is better to keep it in check and under control by giving it a legal framework. This is not to say that I approve of brothels – but it seems to me that it would be better to have prostitution take place there – with medical check-ups and prostitutes paying taxes. It would be the lesser of two evils.”

Radio Prague, May 4, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Auxiliary Bishop, Prague, Czech Republic, 1996-present
  • Titular Bishop of Marcelliana, 1996-present
  • Ordained Priest, Catholic Church, 1976-present
  • Prize for Understanding between Nations and for Peace (Preis für Völkerverständigung und Frieden – Auslandsgesellschaft Germany), 2006
  • John Paul II Prize, 2005
  • Prize of Cardinal König, 1999
  • European Prize of Human Rights,1998
  • Spokesperson, Charter 77, 1981-1982
  • Boilerman, 1980-1986
  • Former member, Committee for Defence of the Unjustly Prosecuted
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?
  2. Should the Government Collect Taxes from Prostitution?