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Czech Catholic Church celebrates 75 years since consecration of landmark Vinohrady church

09-05-2007 15:56 | Dita Asiedu

Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord is a dominant building in Prague's Vinohrady district. Designed by Slovene architect Josip Plecnik, it is one of the more modern churches in the city. It was consecrated on May 8 1932 and the Czech Catholic Church celebrated this 75th anniversary with a mass given by Cardinal Miloslav Vlk on Tuesday. Dita Asiedu takes a closer look at this historic Prague landmark:   More

Jarmila Kabatova - Caritas development projects manager

23-04-2007 14:56 | Daniela Lazarová

Jarmila Kabatova My guest on One on One today is Jarmila Kabatova, head of several development aid programs at the Catholic charity organization Caritas. Now 26, Jarmila joined the organization in her second year at university where she studied sociology and economics. She now supervises development programmes in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, where Caritas runs hospitals and long distance adoption programmes. Her work takes her to developing countries several times a year and I began by asking her to recall her first trips and impressions:   More


21-04-2007 | Ian Willoughby

Potato beer, photo: CTK This week, a Prague microbrewery makes a new beer from an unusual ingredient: potatoes. What's causing a commotion in Czech kitchens, if it isn't washing machines? Prague's woods can't cope with the number of people using them for recreation, while ramblers shouldn't be too surprised if they see hedgehogs with antennas sticking out of their backs. And the innovative 1960s "automatic cinema" is to be revived.   More

Devil's Bible returns home but only for few months

19-04-2007 14:48 | Dita Asiedu

Devil's Bible, photo: CTK The Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible, is the biggest book in the world. Made at the start of the 13th century in a Bohemian monastery, it was one of the country's most prized works of art. In medieval times, its uniqueness was even put on a par with the wonders of the world. But at the end of the Thirty Years' War, it was taken by the Swedes and has been Swedish property since then. The National Library in Prague has now been allowed to borrow it for an exhibition that opens later this year.   More


31-03-2007 | Daniela Lazarová

Czech firefighters win the gold medal at the World Firefighters' Games in Adelaide. Czechs develop a taste for exotic food. And, the Pub of the Year Award goes to....Tramway! Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More


25-03-2007 | Pavla Horáková

In Mailbox this week: The Czech Republic and the International Criminal Court, ownership of churches, a cat parasite featured in Czech Science, day nurseries in the Czech Republic. Listeners quoted: Wayne Soukup, Max Pottie, Barbara Deacon, Aloisie Krasny.   More

Czech Republic sees highest percentage of dilapidated churches in Central Europe

12-03-2007 15:45 | Lenka Petaková

There are hundreds of churches in the Czech Republic which have turned into ruins over the past few decades. Most of them belong to the Catholic Church, but it seems unable to improve the current situation.  More

Catholic Church, Prague Castle administration discuss handing over of St Vitus Cathedral

07-03-2007 16:14 | Pavla Horáková

St Vitus Cathedral As we reported last month, the Supreme Court cancelled all previous rulings by lower courts that ordered the Czech state to hand over Prague's St Vitus Cathedral to the Roman Catholic Church. The administration of Prague Castle is now claiming the monument back. On Tuesday, the representatives of both parties met to discuss further steps.   More

Mene Tekel festival commemorates the victims of communism

26-02-2007 15:48 | Coilin O'Connor

Last week, the first Mene Tekel festival dedicated to the history of totalitarianism in this country was held in Prague to coincide with the anniversary of the communist putsch in 1948. Taking its name from the so-called writing on the wall, which appears in the Bible's Book of Daniel and refers to the counting, considering and punishment of evil deeds, the Mene Tekel festival aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the oppression meted out by the communist regime in this country for more than forty years.   More


24-02-2007 | Daniela Lazarová

It's been dubbed the little Czech Pisa, but its days are numbered. Are women in Jihlava just too sexy? And, a 15th century Prague Bible has unexpectedly come to light. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.   More



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