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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday 16 Dec 2006, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees concerning cases of new 78 beatifications and 4 canonizations. 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.