Following the Angelus today, Pope Benedict spoke of his upcoming visit to the Czech Republic. He gave details about the September 28 trip and emphasized that the country must "rediscover reason for faith and hope."
The Pontiff noted that while he will reside in Prague, the country’s capital, he will also visit Brno and Stara Boleslav, the place where the country’s patron, St. Wenceslaus, was martyred.
He added, "After the drama of the past century, the Czech Republic needs, like the entire continent, to rediscover reason for faith and hope. In the footsteps of my beloved predecessor John Paul II, who visited that country three times, I will also render homage to heroic witness of the Gospel, ancient and recent, and encourage all people to move on in love and in truth."