Father Edward McNamara, professor of Liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum University, answers the question on the tradition of 3 masses celebrated on the Christmas Day: At Night, At Dawn, and During the Day. 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.
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.
Cardinal Miloslav Vlk will take the statue of Virgin Mary with the Child from Czech-American Ája Vrzáňová on Thursday 21 Dec at 11.30 am in the Archbishop's Palace in Prague. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Vatican Football Club can be a serious rival of Inter Milan, said the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone on Sunday 17 Dec 2006. In a Monday interview for the Vatican Radio he then refused the speculations arisen. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Today (19 Dec 2006), a letter of Pope Benedict XVI was released appointing Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, to take part in the celebration in the basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls, where the ecclesiastical communion of a new Coptic patriarch Antonios Naguib of Alexandria will be confirmed. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Yesterday (18 Dec 2006) in Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI received 112 members of Jewish organization B'nai B'rith International. On the occasion, the Pope said that peace in the Holy Land can only come if it is the concern of Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, expressed in dialogue and concrete gestures. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus has invited Bishop Dominik Duka of Hradec Králové to a pre-Christmas meeting to be held in the Prague Castle on Wednesday 20 Dec at 10 am. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
On Saturday 16 December 2006, the Holy See released a communiqué on the establishing of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Montenegro. An apostolic nunciature will be founded there and in Vatican, an embassy of Montenegro will be set. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.