Articles

26. 5. 2022

Guest House or Social Service – Both are services for the people

Planning to make a trip, to attend a cultural event, or to see to work duties in the Czech capital? Use the services of the St. Christopher Guest House, a pension in the district of Prague 10 run by the Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague. You will not be disappointed, and you will keep coming back, like most other guests do. We have interviewed JAROSLAV NEKL, who has been managing the St. Christopher Guest House for many years.

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migrace ukrajina porsche světlana

11. 3. 2022

Interview with Svetlana Porsche about Assistance Provided by Caritas to War Refugees from Ukraine

She has spent nearly 20 years of her professional life helping foreign nationals living in the Czech Republic with integration into society. Originally from Ukraine, SVETLANA PORSCHE is now coordinating the extensive assistance provided to thousands of war refugees from Ukraine who turn to the Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague for help.

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Bělorusko

12. 2. 2022

Assistance Provided to 245 Lonely Seniors in Grodno, Belarus

As many as 245 packages containing food, medicaments, and medical supplies have been donated by Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague to socially isolated seniors living in villages served by the Grodno Diocese in Belarus.

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Tříkrálová sbírka

5. 1. 2022

Caroling report: Three Kings Collection brings people together

It’s Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. For the first time, I participate in the annual Three Kings Collection, and I become Kašpar for the next three hours. Together with Jarmila and Honza, we put on costumes and head off to Vinohradská street in Prague.

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27. 12. 2021

People at the street looking unkempt give a distorted picture of homelessness

The Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague runs several social services for people without a home. „Many of our clients are motivated to take care of themselves. It is not a group of people we see on the streets in unkempt condition“, says Stanislav Fiala, director of the St. Theresa Shelter Home, disproving the myth of homelessness.

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Uganda

15. 11. 2021

As many as 10,000 children able to attend school. Celebrating 20 years of helping Uganda

In 2001, the Child Sponsorship Programme (Adopce na dálku®) was launched in Uganda, following its successful implementation in India. We spoke about the two decades of work done by Prague’s Caritas in Uganda with Director Jaroslav Němec.

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21. 9. 2021

Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague Oversees a Church near the Prague Castle

The Church of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help and St. Cajetan is the only church in the Czech Republic run by a professional provider of social services – Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague.

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26. 6. 2021

Collection for people affected by the tornado. Thank you for your help!

South Moravian Region was hit by a heavy storm with a hailstorm and a tornado on Thursday evening and Friday night causing severe damage. There was a number of casualties and hundreds were injured including children.

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25. 3. 2021

Art that seeks to warm your heart

Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague has supported talented people with mental or chronic psychological diseases.

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13. 1. 2021

Mobile vaccine team brings relief to Prague’s most vulnerable

On Wednesday, the team vaccinated dozens of people with mental health and other conditions in Prague’s Holy Family Home, giving them hope they will be able to enjoy the full range of activities after months of restrictions.

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Tříkrálová sbírka

29. 12. 2020

Three Kings Charity Collection goes online

The annual Three Kings Collection, the biggest fundraiser in the country, organised by the Catholic charity Caritas, has been forced to go online in 2021 due to the strict coronavirus measures in place.

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30. 11. 2020

How the pandemic impacts those living on the streets of Prague

We are told to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel, but what if you don’t have a home?

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29. 6. 2020

The pandemic came like a deluge. We had to respond to new developments on a daily basis.

The spring of this year was one of the most demanding times in the recent history of Caritas. JAROSLAV NĚMEC, Director of the Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague, likens the pandemic to a 100-year flood.

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30. 9. 2019

Interview with the Man at the Helm: 100 Years of Helping Those in Need

The Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague is celebrating 100 years of existence. For more than one-fifth of its history (the past 22 years), the organization has been headed by Ing. JAROSLAV NĚMEC, a man who has been instrumental in shaping the charity’s activities and bringing it among respected, reliable, and highly professional organizations.

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Rozhovor s Šárkou Drškovou: 20 let Poradny Magdala

2. 4. 2019

Interview with Šárka Dršková: Twenty Years of the Magdala Counseling Center

This year, the Magdala Counseling Center, a facility providing one of the services offered by Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its establishment. Its services are presented by the center’s Director, ŠÁRKA DRŠKOVÁ.

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Mezi “adoptovanými” dětmi v Zambii se rodí technický talent. Sarah má na kontě další vítězství

22. 1. 2019

A technical talent is being born among sponsored children in Zambia. Sarah scoops another victory!

The 2019 school year has begun in Zambia. Sarah Mwale, a young inventor from Solwezi went back to school after the Christmas holiday at home. She already completed her first year at Mukinge secondary school, the all girls’ boarding school at Kasempa district. She did well yet again in another competition for young inventors. Sarah is an orphan, she is being brought up by her grandmother and her studies are sponsored by donors from the Czech Republic.

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Chudí potřebují naše srdce

15. 11. 2018

Pope Audience: Gossip kills, God is truth

In his continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, the Pope during his General Audience reflects on the eighth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour”.

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Family poverty: Jana’s story

4. 6. 2018

Family poverty: Jana’s story

Jana is a young woman from west Bohemia. She had a dream of working as a chef in a spa hotel, so she went to a college specialised in chef trainings. At the time, Jana met a partner on a social website. He was funny and she liked him a lot. Things moved on very quickly and they married four months after they first met. Very soon after the wedding their first daughter was born and later on a son with mental health problems.

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Řekla jsem „ne“ domácímu násilí

16. 12. 2017

Give a Christmas gift to victims of domestic violence

Give a gift this Christmas, not only to your own loved ones, but also to an unknown battered woman. They live among us with hidden pain and suffering. They cannot enjoy a beautiful and merry Christmas. From their close ones they only receive wounds to their body and spirit, never gifts.

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Against fear and humiliation. Caritas opens new center to assist homeless women.

21. 11. 2016

Against fear and humiliation. Caritas opens new center to assist homeless women.

The streets of this big city are dangerous at night. A woman might prefer to ask a male chaperone to walk with her if she finds herself faced with the prospect of returning home through dark and deserted streets in the small hours of the night. But not everyone has a home to return to. In Prague alone, at least 800 women are living on the street. We met with some of them at the newly-opened women-only daytime center on Žitná Street – the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic.

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