Posts Tagged ‘Czechoslovakia’

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, window washer, dies

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Cardinal Miloslav Vlk’s ‘tenacious fidelity to Christ despite privation and persecution’ Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who washed windows and ministered underground during communism, died of cancer on March 18 in Prague at the age of 84. The retired archbishop of Prague was elected the first East European president of Read more

Catholic Church in Czechslovakia to get billion-dollar compensation

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Catholic Church in Czechslovakia is deciding how to divide up and manage billion-dollar compensation it is due for property confiscated by the communists in the 1940s. After more than 20 years of discussions, the country’s Chamber of Deputies has passed a bill returning the former property to 17 churches, of which the Catholic Church Read more