Chaplain to serve Czech Olympic team for first time in Rio


The Czech group at the Olympic Games in will feature a chaplain for the first time Rio de Janeiro, the Czech News Agency reported. Oldřich Chocholáč, who is 31 and works in the Brno dioceses, said on the website of the Roman Catholic Czech Bishops’ Conference that he saw his mission in Brazil as serving not only Christian athletes but all members of the team who wish to discuss their participation in the Olympics or any other subject. Mr. Chocholáč was appointed chaplain by the chairman of the Czech Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Dominik Duka.