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
The Shining Church Night
This, already ninth year will offer a varied cultural and spiritual program organized by thousands of volunteers from different parishes. “Almost three thousand churches will open just in Prague and central Bohemia,” Michal Němeček, director of the Prague Archbishopric Pastoral centre says and ads that the interest in the Church Night is immense: Last year we noted around 130 thousand visitor entrances in central Bohemia, in the entire Czech republic about half million incomings.
6. 6. 2017
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.
1. 6. 2017
New auxiliary bishop ordained for Ostrava-Opava
An unprecedented event took place in the cathedral of the Holy Savior in Ostrava on Sunday, May 28, 2017: Msgr. Martin David, the very first auxiliary bishop for the diocese of Ostrava-Opava, received episcopal ordination.
29. 5. 2017
109th plenary meeting of the Czech bishops: Family is our treasure
On 25–26 April 2017, the 109th plenary meeting of the Czech Bishops’ Conference took place in Špindlerův Mlýn. Its participants focused on the issues of family and evangelization, they discussed the pastoral care of university students and of the police.
26. 4. 2017
New auxiliary bishop appointed
A historic moment took place on Friday 7th April 2017 in Ostrava: few minutes after midday, Apostolic Nuncio Giuseppe Leanza announced the name of a new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Ostrava and Opava, the youngest diocese in the Czech Republic. The position would be held by the current vicar general, Msgr. Martin David.
7. 4. 2017
Farewell to everyone...
Today shortly after 1 p.m., the body of Cardinal Miloslav Vlk has been laid into the archbishops' sepulchre in the cathedral of Sts. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert in Prague, thus concluding the three-day-long farewell with the late archbishop emeritus of Prague.
25. 3. 2017
Cardinal Vlk died
Today, on 18th March 2017, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, archbishop emeritus of Prague, has died. May he rest in peace. Details concerning his funeral will be published in due time.
18. 3. 2017
Bishops’ plenary: Family is a basic cell for the society and the Church
On January 24–25, 2017, the 108th plenary meeting of the bishops of the Czech Republic and the representatives of men and women religious orders took place in Prague. Among others, it focused on families and the Charity; bishops also prayed for Cardinal Miloslav Vlk and took part in an ecumenical worship.
26. 1. 2017
Pavel Konzbul to Serve as the New Auxiliary Bishop of Brno
On Saturday, 21 May 2016, on the anniversary of the consecration of St. Peter and Paul´s Cathedral, the main church in the Diocese of Brno, The Holy Father Pope Francis appointed the present parish priest at St. Peter and Paul´s Cathedral, Fr. Pavel Konzbul, as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Brno.
21. 5. 2016