Czech Republic

Testimony of joy bringing people closer to God

Comunity of Prague

«The Czech Republic is not only geographically but also historically the heart of Europe, is divided into three regions: Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, a territory that in all the centuries has been the meeting place of cultures.

In the last century, the Czech Republic suffered under a communist dictatorship particularly rigorous, but also had a resistance, both Catholic and secular of great level. Personality of highest level as the Cardinal Vlk and Tomasek, Vaclav Havel really have given Europe a message of what freedom is and how we live and work in freedom.

Today is a very secularized country where the Catholic Church is called a minority, however, to understand itself as a creative minority, with a legacy of values that are not things of the past, but are actually a very lively and relevant.
“A church that can help in several areas. First of all the intellectual dialogue, ethical and human contact between believers and agnostics. Both need the other: the agnostic cannot be happy not to know whether God exists or not, but should be looking and feeling great heritage of faith, the Catholic cannot be content to have faith, but must be at search for God, even more, and in dialogue with other re-learn God in a deeper way
In the education sector, the Church has much to do and give, back to actualize, realize, open for the future of his great legacy. “(Benedict XVI: interview to journalists during his visit in 2009)