New General Secretary of the bishops’ conference Stanislav Přibyl was hand over of the possition on September 30, 2016 in Prague.
We prepared brief information about events in the Czech Church for a smooth year (June 2015 - June 2016).
Bishops of the Czech Republic and representatives of religious orders met in Velehrad on July 6–7, 2016 for their plenary meeting.
A solemn ceremony was held yesterday, during which the Oxford University conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures, among them Czech theologian and philosopher Tomáš Halík. He is the fourth Czech awarded at Oxford with the honorary doctorate.
On Saturday, 21 May 2016, on the anniversary of the consecration of St. Peter and Paul´s Cathedral, the main church in the Diocese of Brno, The Holy Father Pope Francis appointed the present parish priest at St. Peter and Paul´s Cathedral, Fr. Pavel Konzbul, as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Brno.
Msgr. Tomáš Holub was ordained a bishop of the city on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016, by Cardinal Dominik Duka.
A new secretary general of the Czech Bishops’ Conference was elected on Apr. 19, 2016, during the conference’s 105th plenary that takes place in Hejnice, North Bohemia – Father Stanislav Přibyl, current vicar general of the Litoměřice diocese. He will start working at the conference’s secretariat on May 1 and take up his office on Oct. 1.
The apostolic nunciature in Prague released today, 12th February 2016, information about the appointment of a new bishop of the Plzeň diocese. Tomáš Holub, general secretary of the Czech Bishops’ Conference, will replace František Radkovský as the head of the diocese.
On Jan. 19–20, 2016, the 104th plenary meeting of diocesan bishops and representatives of religious orders from the Czech Republic took place in Prague. The working session of the Czech Bishops’ Conference was preceded with an ecumenical worship.
Refugees from countries afflicted by war are coming to Europe exhausted and bare-handed. For many Czechs who would like to help these migrants, the Caritas Czech Republic launched an electronic database where to offer help – accommodation, material support or volunteering.