A red wave swept over the Czech Republic. Tens of events around the country commemorated people persecuted for their faith
More than 80 initiatives to support religious freedom took place in towns and communities around the Czech Republic as part of Red Wednesday (#RedWednesday) on November 27, 2019. Local churches, religious communities and other organizations, including the Prague local government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were all involved in the event. In the Czech Republic, the Red Wednesday international initiative is organized by the Czech Bishops' Conference (CBC), the Ecumenical Council of Churches (ECC) and the Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC).
28. 11. 2019
Delegates of the Bishops´ Conferences of the European countries met in Prague
Delegates of the Bishops´ Conferences of the European countries met in Prague from the 1st to 4th September 2019. It was a German-speaking sub-group of the CCEE (Council of European Bishops' Conferences), whose members are dedicated to the media in their countries.
6. 9. 2019
An updated publication on the Catholic Church in the Czech Republic was published
The Czech Bishops' Conference has published an updated brochure Catholic Church in the Czech Republic, where you can find the latest information about the local and world church. You can also download it in pdf format.
9. 8. 2019
Charles Balvo appointed new nuncio to the Czech Republic
The Press Office of the Holy See has announced today (21 Sept. 2018) that Pope Francis appointed a new apostolic nuncio to the Czech Republic – Msgr. Charles Daniel Balvo, an American who had already served at the Prague nunciature.
21. 9. 2018
Bishops’ plenary: Church should find her place in society
On 6–7 July 2018, the 114th plenary meeting of the Czech Bishops’ Conference – representatives of both Roman and Greek Catholic Churches as well as religious orders – took place in Velehrad, a South Moravian place of pilgrimage linked with the mission of Sts. Cyril and Methodius.
7. 7. 2018
Pilgrims in Velehrad said “Yes” to God and Our Lady
More than 30 thousand people and through them the entire nation renewed today (5 July 2018) their consecration to God through Mary. The solemn mass in Velehrad, celebrated by some twenty bishops, marked the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and recalled the centenary of Czechoslovakia as well.
5. 7. 2018
Welcome home, Cardinal Beran!
After 49 years, the will of a significant person of the 20th century, prisoner of two totalitarian regimes and a man who always stood on the right side, has been fulfilled. Remains of Cardinal Josef Beran were welcome in Prague yesterday and transferred to the cathedral this morning; the solemn mass in commemoration of St. Adalbert was celebrated afterwards.
21. 4. 2018
Bishops met at their 112th plenary in Prague
On Jan. 23 – 24, 2018, the 112th plenary meeting of the Czech Bishops’ Conference took place at the Prague Archbishopric. The event was preceded by an ecumenical prayer on Monday evening.
25. 1. 2018
New Auxiliary Bishop for the Prague Archdiocese
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Zdenek Wasserbauer, current vicar general of the Archdiocese Prague, the new auxiliary bishop for the archdiocese. The appointment has been announced today, Jan. 23, 2018, during the 112th plenary meeting of the Czech Bishops’ Conference, by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza.
23. 1. 2018
Two auxiliary bishops were ordained in Olomouc
Antonín Basler and Josef Nuzík are new auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Olomouc. Having been appointed by Pope Francis in early July this year, they were ordained on Oct. 14, 2017, in the cathedral of St. Wenceslaus by Archbishop Jan Graubner.
16. 10. 2017
Czech Catholics help to those affected by Hurricane Harvey
Representatives of the Czech Catholic Church decided to help people in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. They offered the sum of USD 24,000 to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as a help for people affected by the disaster.
1. 9. 2017
Bishops supported the Catholics of China
The Czech Bishops' Conference has supported an initiative for the release and to get current information in the case of Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin; at the same time, the Czech bishops appreciated the efforts of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun aimed at improvement of the situation of the Chinese Catholics. Full text of the appeal is given below.
18. 8. 2017
Two auxiliary bishops appointed for Olomouc
During the celebration of the National Pilgrimage to Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Velehrad on July 5, 2017, the names of two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Olomouc were announced. Pope Francis appointed to the office Father Antonín Basler, chancellor of the diocese, and Msgr. Josef Nuzík, vicar general.
5. 7. 2017