Stanislav Přibyl new Secretary General of the bishops’ conference

19. 04. 2016 Section: For media
A new secretary general of the Czech Bishops’ Conference was elected on Apr. 19, 2016, during the conference’s 105th plenary that takes place in Hejnice, North Bohemia – Father Stanislav Přibyl, current vicar general of the Litoměřice diocese. He will start working at the conference’s secretariat on May 1 and take up his office on Oct. 1.

Father Stanislav Přibyl, C.Ss.R., was born on Nov. 16, 1971 in Prague. He studied a geodetic high school. Having finished his studies, he entered the novitiate of the Redemptorists in Lubaszowá, Poland (1990–1991), and made religious vows in the congregation. In 1991–1996 he studied at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Charles University in Prague and at the same time received priestly formation in the seminary.

After the ordination (1996) he served as a vicar (1996–1999) and later parish priest (1999–2008) in the place of pilgrimage Svatá Hora. In 2002–2011, he was a provincial superior of the Redemptorists in the Czech Republic.

He was appointed president of the Archdiocesan Charity in Prague in 2004 and served in this place until 2008, when he was appointed member of the diocesan Council of Priests.

In 2012 he received a licentiate in theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Charles University in Prague and two years later he earned a doctorate. Currently he studies a financial management at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.

On Jan. 1, 2009, he was appointed vicar general of the diocese of Litoměřice.

His hobby is music; in 1985–1990 he served as an organist in various Prague churches and pursued this hobby in the seminary as well.

 (transl.: Jiri Gracka)

Author: František Jemelka