Art and culture

“Italians, come and discover our culture”

Miloslav Hirsch, director of the Czech cultural Institute in Rome, speaks about his experience in Italy and offers some interesting anticipations on the program of the following months. Dr Hirsch when was the Rome Institute in Costabella street, inaugurated? On 14th April, 2005. It...

“From Bata shoes to Stalin”

With “Gottland”, writer Marius Szczygiel compiles a primer of Czech culture” The first one was Ripellino. A legendary name for all the fans (not only Italian) of Prague and its surroundings. Yes, because the writer from Palermo Angelo Maria Ripellino, with his “Magic Prague”...

More than a pastoral visit

A trip with manifold meanings the one programmed by Benedict XVI from 26th to 28th September in Czech Republic. To welcome Him is one of the country in the world where atheism is more spread, and one among the few in Europe that has...

“The arrival of the Holy Father is a call for the spiritual values of the heart”

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, Archbishop of Prague, on the eve of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, speaks to the readers of Progetto Repubblica Ceca. “After 1989, Czech society should have granted more space to the values of the spirit and not only indulge in...

The Catholic Church in Czech Republic

The Catholic Church in Czech Republic counts a community of 3,5 millions baptised people (about 3,35 belonging to the Roman rite and 177,700 to the Byzantine rite). In general, Catholicism is the most spread in rural areas, especially in Moravia. Czech Republic is divided...

Whom does St Vitus Cathedral belong to?

The dispute between State and Church over the property of the Cathedral goes on. The claims are rooted in history. The Constitutional Court is now to rule. Like Robert Stevenson said, “mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral”. The...

The new book by Klaus, between provocation and his quest for truth

The president of the Czech Republic, Vaklav Klaus, is once more at the centre of a heated debate. The opportunity, this time, was afforded by his latest book “Blue planet, not green”, which has now also been published in Italian and presented by Klaus...

Milan Rastislav Štefánik, father of Czechoslovakian independence

On 4th May iin Bratislava, 90 years after the death of Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880 – 1919), a monument was officially presented in honour to one of the most significant political and military protagonists of Czechoslovakian independence of 1918. The imposing sculpture, which is...

Dante Alighieri Association – The World in Italian

An interview with Monia Camuglia, president of the Prague’s committee of the prestigious institution whose aim is to promote the Italian language and its culture around the world. Today, five years after the association was founded, the Dante Association, Prague is providing regular courses...