The Czech Bishops' Conference ("Česká biskupská konference"), founded by the Holy See, is a group of bishops of the Czech Republic who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions for the Christian faithful of their territory in order to promote the greater good which the Church offers to humanity, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place (can. 447 CIC).
According to can. 449 § 2 CIC, the Czech Bishops' Conference is a juridical person. Its residence is in Prague.
By the law itself it incorporates all diocesan bishops of both rites, those equal to diocesan bishops, bishop successors, auxiliary bishops and other bishops who, being entrusted by the Holy See or the Bishops' Conference, execute specific functions in the territory.
The Czech Bishops' Conference consists of: Permanent Council, General Secretariat, Commission for Economy, and also various Commissions established for achieving a specific purpose (cf. can. 451 CIC). According to the Article 26 § 3 of the Statutes of the Czech Bishops' Conference, bishop deputies can be named to take care of implementing these specific purposes. They can also name their co-workers from the branch and make a council.
The Czech Bishops' Conference is subject to all valid regulations of CIC, especially those of cann. 447-459 CIC.
Administration of the Czech Bishops' Conference
Msgr Dominik Duka OP, Archbishop of Prague
Msgr Jan Graubner, Archbishop of Olomouc
Phone: +420 220 181 421
Fax: +420 224 310 144
Mr Frantisek Jemelka
Phone: +420 220 181 431
+420 731 625 983
Permanent Council consists of the President, the Vice-President, the General Secretary and at least one elected bishop.
Msgr Tomas Holub, Secretary General of the Czech Bishops' Conference