#RedWeek lights up buildings and consciences to remember persecuted Christians around the world
Several hundred buildings, from Sydney, in Australia, to Paris, in France, were illuminated red during #RedWeek which ended on #RedWednesday, 24 November. Thousands of people took part in Masses, prayer vigils, processions, conferences, concerts and other initiatives to remember persecuted Christians and raise their voices in defence of Religious Freedom.
7. 12. 2021
On Red Wednesday Nearly 100 Buildings Lit up Red in Czechia
On Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Czech Republic brought awareness to people persecuted for their faith around the world, as part of the international initiative Red Wednesday. More than 60% of the persecuted live in countries which fail to respect a fundamental human right – freedom of religion. Every day, nearly 300 million faithful experience persecution, according to the papal organization Aid to the Church in Need. In addition to the Czech Republic, buildings were lit up red yesterday in several countries, including Great Britain, Canada and Slovakia.
26. 11. 2020
The CCEE Plenary Assembly will be held in Prague from 25 to 27 September 2020
The Annual Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Bishop’s Conferences will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 25 to 27 September 2020.
3. 9. 2020
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