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People mourn outside the Charles University building following a mass shooting on Dec. 22, 2023, in Prague, Czech Republic. Fourteen people were killed and 25 injured. Police say the gunman was a 24-year-old student at the university.

Pope Francis ‘deeply saddened’ by shooting at Prague university 

Dec 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

A 24-year-old student opened fire in the university’s philosophy department building after first killing his father outside of Prague. The... Read more

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.

Vatican responds to Cardinal Duka’s dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Oct 2, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Originally submitted by the archbishop emeritus of Prague on July 13, the DDF’s response had been issued to the Czech... Read more

Fr. Adolf Kajpr. Credit: Vojtech Novotny (CC BY-SA 4.0).

‘A martyr who died laughing’: Cause of priest imprisoned by Nazis and communists advances

Jan 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The sainthood cause of a Catholic priest who was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the communists has advanced with... Read more

Cardinal Dominik Duka. Photo credits: Archdiocese of Prague.

Czech cardinal: Coronavirus crisis is drawing people to the Catholic Church

Dec 18, 2020

By Luke Coppen

The coronavirus pandemic has inspired many people in the Czech Republic to rediscover the Catholic Church, according to Cardinal Dominik... Read more

Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague.

Czech cardinal criticizes tech censorship after Twitter account is suspended

Nov 3, 2020

A Czech cardinal has criticized online censorship after his Twitter account was restored days after it was suspended.  Read more

The Marian column is restored in Prague’s Old Town Square June 4, 2020.

Prague Catholics rejoice at restoration of Marian statue toppled by angry mob

Jun 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A historic statue of Mary atop a column, torn down by an angry crowd more than 100 years ago, has... Read more

Fr. Josef Toufar. Photo courtesy of Fr. Tomas Fiala.

The story of a Czech priest who testified to a miracle – and was killed for it

Feb 25, 2015

A priest who witnessed to a miracle in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1940s was tortured and beaten to death for... Read more

Bishop Jan Vokal of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic is ripe for new evangelization, bishop reflects

Oct 16, 2013

By Elise Harris

In the aftermath following decades of communism, a Czech bishop reveals that although the number of those who practice their... Read more