Bishops supported the Catholics of China
Appeal of the Czech Bishops’ Conference to Support Bishop Shao Zhumin and Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun
We, members of the Czech Bishops’ Conference, support the international efforts of the Church and the society for the release and to get current information in the case of Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin.
At the same time, we encourage the citizens of Hong Kong in their efforts to have preserved their civil, political and religious freedom.
And we also support the efforts of the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, aimed at improvement of the situation of the Chinese Catholics.
Velehrad, July 6th, 2017
Bishops of the dioceses in the Czech Republic
Pope Francis blessed the painting of Our Lady of Lidice
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Rome, Pope Francis blesses the painting of Our Lady of Lidice, created by Czech painter Zdirad Čech. At the same time, the Holy Father met Veronika Rýmonová, a survival of the Lidice massacre, as a part of the commemoration of the tragedy’s 75th anniversary.
Caritas website accumulates offers of help for migrants
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.