More than 3 million people participated in public meetings with the Pope, held in Vatican or at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
At Ss Peter and Paul's Cathedral in Brno, Bishop Vojtěch Cikrle will celebrate the mass - thanksgiving for the passed year - on New Year's Eve at 4 pm. Other Brno churches will celebrate the New Year as well. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
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On the occasion of the final adoption of the 7th Research Framework Programme on 18 Dec 2006 and of the Specific Research Programmes on 20 Dec 2006, Noël Treanor, Secretary General of COMECE, made the statement. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Reacting to a case of a medical worker – murderer in a hospital in Havlíčkův Brod, ecclesiastics of some Churches in the town decided to lit a Christmas candle as an act of solidarity with the victims, their families as well as all those health workers, who do their work thoroughly. They also appeal to all people to join them with lighting a candle and in prayer. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
On Wednesday 20 Dec 2006, the Polish Bishops' Conference released communiqué on the accusations that were brought by Polish media against Stanisław Wojciech Wielgus. After Cardinal Glemp's resignation, Wielgus was appointed a new Archbishop of Warsaw on 6 Dec 2006. Yesterday (21 Dec), the Holy See also spoke on the matter. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
The 7th year of "Three Kings' Money Collection" in the Czech Republic will take place on 2-12 January 2007. Profits of this national money collection go for the needs of the Charity and it is held in the entire country. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Bishop František Radkovský of Plzeň (Pilsen) will take over the Peace Light of Bethlehem from the Scouts at the St Bartholomew Cathedral on Saturday 23 Dec at 8 am. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Today (20 Dec) at 4.30 pm, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo presided over the ceremony of lightning the Christmas tree at the St Peter's Square. The event will also be attended by the authorities from Calabria, Italy, where this year's tree comes from. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
In a letter dated 8 Dec 2006, Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi announces the Pope Benedict XVI's intention to visit the St Francis' birthplace. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
On 27 December – a parish feast of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist – Emeritus Bishop Josef Koukl of Litoměřice, born in Brno, will celebrate the mass at the church of the Minors in Brno at 3.30 pm. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.