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.
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.
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.
Cardinal Miloslav Vlk of Prague will receive the Peace Light of Bethlehem from the Scouts on Friday 22 December 2006 at 1 pm at the Cathedral of Ss Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert in Prague. Some civil authorities and persons of cultural life will also take part. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
The list of masses presided over by Pope Benedict XVI during the Christmas season. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
Bishop Antal Majnek of Mukachevo, Ukraine, annulled his scheduled visit to the Czech Republic on 20-22 December because of his health condition. He hopes to come to our country at the beginning of the New Year. Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.
List of Christmas and New Year's masses to be celebrated by Czech bishops and in the cathedrals of Bohemian as well as Moravian Church province on: 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve (Dec 24), Christmas Day (Dec 25), Feast of St Stephen, first martyr (Dec 26), Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs (Dec 28), Feast of the Holy Family (Dec 31), Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and World Day of Peace (Jan 1, 2007), Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Jan 6), Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Jan 7). Full text of the news in Czech: HERE.