Art and culture

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...