Bishops elected new leaders of the episcopal conference
The bishops of the Czech Republic met in Olomouc on April 28, 2020, for the 122nd plenary meeting of the Czech Bishops’ Conference. The session lasted only one day and its participants abode by all the measures ordered by the Czech government to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The main point of their meeting was the election of the new conference’s leadership.
28. 4. 2020
A red wave swept over the Czech Republic. Tens of events around the country commemorated people persecuted for their faith
More than 80 initiatives to support religious freedom took place in towns and communities around the Czech Republic as part of Red Wednesday (#RedWednesday) on November 27, 2019. Local churches, religious communities and other organizations, including the Prague local government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were all involved in the event. In the Czech Republic, the Red Wednesday international initiative is organized by the Czech Bishops' Conference (CBC), the Ecumenical Council of Churches (ECC) and the Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC).
28. 11. 2019
Delegates of the Bishops´ Conferences of the European countries met in Prague
Delegates of the Bishops´ Conferences of the European countries met in Prague from the 1st to 4th September 2019. It was a German-speaking sub-group of the CCEE (Council of European Bishops' Conferences), whose members are dedicated to the media in their countries.
6. 9. 2019
An updated publication on the Catholic Church in the Czech Republic was published
The Czech Bishops' Conference has published an updated brochure Catholic Church in the Czech Republic, where you can find the latest information about the local and world church. You can also download it in pdf format.
9. 8. 2019
First Red Wednesday in Czechia turned on lights for persecuted
On November 28, 2018, the Red Wednesday took place in the Czech Republic for the first time to support people persecuted for their faith. Several buildings were illuminated with red light and people remembered the persecuted during prayers, lectures, schools programs and happenings throughout the country. Various churches and religious communities took part in the event.
29. 11. 2018
Charles Balvo appointed new nuncio to the Czech Republic
The Press Office of the Holy See has announced today (21 Sept. 2018) that Pope Francis appointed a new apostolic nuncio to the Czech Republic – Msgr. Charles Daniel Balvo, an American who had already served at the Prague nunciature.
21. 9. 2018
Bishops’ plenary: Church should find her place in society
On 6–7 July 2018, the 114th plenary meeting of the Czech Bishops’ Conference – representatives of both Roman and Greek Catholic Churches as well as religious orders – took place in Velehrad, a South Moravian place of pilgrimage linked with the mission of Sts. Cyril and Methodius.
7. 7. 2018
Pilgrims in Velehrad said “Yes” to God and Our Lady
More than 30 thousand people and through them the entire nation renewed today (5 July 2018) their consecration to God through Mary. The solemn mass in Velehrad, celebrated by some twenty bishops, marked the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and recalled the centenary of Czechoslovakia as well.
5. 7. 2018
Pope Francis asked Cardinal Duka to continue as Prague archbishop
In the seat of the Prague Archdiocese, a letter sent by the Apostolic Nunciature was received yesterday – an answer to the resignation letter of Prague archbishop Dominik Duka OP. The Pope asked him to continue in his office “donec aliter provideatur”. Below is the full text of the letter.
10. 5. 2018