Six Killed in Czech Hospital Shooting

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News story via Vatican News radio    By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST/PRAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- The government of the Czech Republic has confirmed that a...

Czech Parliament Approves Return Of Church Properties

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Listen to this BosNewsLife story via Vatican Radio. Click BosNewsLifeRadioCzechChurches By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Parliament has approved a plan to return billions of dollars in church properties that were confiscated by the previous Communist regime. The Catholic Church in the Czech Republic has welcomed the deal, after years of negotiations.

Czechs Welcome Home Late Cardinal Who Fought Communism

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has welcomed home the human remains of Cardinal Josef Beran, seen as a symbol of defiance of the former Communist government which forced him into exile in the Vatican. The cardinal, who died 49 years ago, always wanted to be buried in his homeland.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Flee Deadly Central Europe Flooding (Update)

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Listen to this morning BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio RealAudioMP3  And the updated evening BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio click here: floodingexteavati By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife central-europe-floods-evacuate.siPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people have been evacuated in Central and Eastern Europe where flooding and heavy rainfall has left at least a dozen people dead or missing. Rescue workers and soldiers desperately tried to protect millions of people in especially Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, but the raging water still managed to inundate areas across the region.

NEWS WATCH: Angry Czechs Vote Amid Expected Return Of Communists

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife prague PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (BosNewsLife)--  Czechs have voted in early parliamentary elections, punishing the center-right government following massive corruption and spying scandals. The Communists are expected to play a key role in national politics, for the first time since the collapse of Communism in 1989.

Prague Furious As Sudan Sentences Czech Christian To 20 Years

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/KHARTOUM (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has condemned a Sudanese court's ruling that sentenced a Czech missionary and film maker to 20 years imprisonment, while a local pastor and a Christian activist reportedly received a 12 years jail term.

BREAKING NEWS: Czech Republic’s Vaclav Haval Dies At 75 (Wrap)

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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Czech president and dissident playwrite Vaclav Havel has died at the age of 75, officials said.
 
		                

Czech Republic Unveils Bust To Executed Priest

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Listen to the shorter BosNewsLife News version via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos drbolaBABICE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A bust has been unveiled in the Czech Republic to Catholic priest Václav Drbola, who was executed by the previous Communist regime. The ceremony comes amid efforts by the Catholic Church to overcome the recent wounds of history.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic In Shock After Restaurant Massacre Kills 9

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos imagesczechPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic is in shock after nine people, including the gunman, died in a shooting at a restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod, 300 kilometers south west of Prague, though the government denied it was a terrorist attack.

Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.