Czech Republic

Pope Benedict XVI in the Czech Republic

Pope Benedict XVI spent three days in the Czech Republic between 26 and 28 September 2009. It was the Holy Father's first visit to the country as pope although he visited Prague as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 1992. The Holy Father was welcomed at Prague's Ruzyně airport. He then visited the Church of Our Lady of Victory – Infant Jesus of Prague and, later, met with the country's President Václav Klaus. Over the following days, Pope Benedict travelled to Brno and met with academics and leaders of other Christian Traditions before continuing to Stará Boleslav where he visited the basilica of St. Wenceslaus and met over 50,000 young people. The visit concluded back in Prague where the Holy Father met with the Czech bishops before leaving for Rome.

Homily

Welcome Mass at Brno Airport

"Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28). Jesus invites each of his disciples to spend time with him, to find co...Read more

Speech

Pope Benedict XVI at the 'Holy Infant of Prague'

The church of Our Lady of Victory and its adjacent building, the monastery of the Infant Jesus of Prague belonging to the Order of the Discalced Carmelite Br...Read more

Speech

Ecumenical meeting in Prague

Dear Cardinals, Your Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am grateful to Almighty God for the opportunity to meet with you who are here repr...Read more