Articles

13. 12. 2023

We are planning a major renovation of the Saint Wenceslas Home

Advent is not only a time for reflection but also a period when we want to express kindness and generosity. One opportunity to do so is by supporting the Saint Wenceslas Home.

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6 Arcibiskup Jan Graubner požehnal nové Komunitní centrum sv. Anežky (5)

27. 9. 2023

Archbishop Graubner blessed the newly opened St. Agnes Community Center

The Archbishop asked for blessings for all who will work in the newly reconstructed house and those who will come to it, so that through Caritas assistance, they may experience the closeness of God’s love.

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13. 6. 2023

Night of Churches Inaugurated by Archbishop Jan Graubner in Caritas Church of St. Cajetan

the Caritas church accommodated no fewer than 5,500 visitors, who were treated to a performance of famous opera arias, a detailed presentation of the church’s history, and a tasting of sacramental wines. The evening was hosted by popular television presenter Vladimír Kořen.

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Ukrajina

13. 3. 2023

Year with Ukraine: Help for 20,000 Refugees

A year ago, on 24 February 2022, the Russian war against Ukraine erupted, spurring a wave of refugees bound for other countries, including the Czech Republic. Since the beginning of the crisis, Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague has taken part in providing relief to people fleeing the warzone.

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29. 9. 2022

Jaroslav Němec and Pavel Šimek Conferred a Papal Decoration

An extraordinary event in the recent history of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague transpired during this year’s National St. Wenceslas Pilgrimage in Stará Boleslav. Pope Francis rewarded the Director and Deputy Director of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague for their lasting professional work in assisting the needy. The decoration was delivered by Archbishop of Prague and Primate of Czechia Jan Graubner.

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Uganda nemocnice

6. 8. 2022

The St. Charles Lwanga Buikwe Hospital witnesses the birth of triplets

Because the last of the triplets was very frail, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, acquired thanks to donations from Czech donors, had to be used to save his life.

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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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