Czech delegation presents saint Anežka statue to Vatican

10-09-2016 updated

A more then 30-strong delegation from the Czech Republic flew to Roma Saturday to present a statue of Czech patron saint Anežka to the Vatican. The delegation included Minister of Culture Daniel Herman. The statue will be placed in the crypt of St Peter’s Basilica. The donation was first mooted five years ago on the 800th anniversary of the saint’s presumed birth. She was canonised in November 1989. The 160 cm high modern statue is the work of students from the Hořice school of sculpture.