Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsReligion Czechoslovakia
IN THE NEWS

Religion Czechoslovakia

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
January 30, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
A religious revival that in recent years has been spreading slowly but steadily through Czechoslovakia seems to be gathering force and putting increased pressure on the authorities to ease their longstanding repression of the Roman Catholic Church. A team of Vatican negotiators has been meeting with government officials here this week in an effort to end a 15-year impasse over the appointment of bishops. There are 13 bishoprics in the country, and 11 of them are vacant.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This country's "velvet revolution" came too late for the ideologically battle-scarred nuns of Bila Voda. Banished to this isolated corner of Czechoslovakia in the early 1950s by an atheistic regime, the 400 nuns who constitute more than two-thirds of the village's population are said to represent the largest concentrated collection of disparate religious orders outside the Vatican.
Advertisement
NEWS
March 27, 1988
Riot police backed by water cannon beat and arrested hundreds of Roman Catholics in western Czechoslovakia who staged a rare demonstration for religious freedom, Western reporters said. About 2,000 people in the Slovak capital of Bratislava gathered Friday night in front of the National Theater for a candlelight rally banned by Communist authorities. Witnesses said authorities broke up the demonstration by pushing protesters into side streets.
NEWS
March 27, 1988
Riot police backed by water cannon beat and arrested hundreds of Roman Catholics in western Czechoslovakia who staged a rare demonstration for religious freedom, Western reporters said. About 2,000 people in the Slovak capital of Bratislava gathered Friday night in front of the National Theater for a candlelight rally banned by Communist authorities. Witnesses said authorities broke up the demonstration by pushing protesters into side streets.
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This country's "velvet revolution" came too late for the ideologically battle-scarred nuns of Bila Voda. Banished to this isolated corner of Czechoslovakia in the early 1950s by an atheistic regime, the 400 nuns who constitute more than two-thirds of the village's population are said to represent the largest concentrated collection of disparate religious orders outside the Vatican.
NEWS
January 30, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
A religious revival that in recent years has been spreading slowly but steadily through Czechoslovakia seems to be gathering force and putting increased pressure on the authorities to ease their longstanding repression of the Roman Catholic Church. A team of Vatican negotiators has been meeting with government officials here this week in an effort to end a 15-year impasse over the appointment of bishops. There are 13 bishoprics in the country, and 11 of them are vacant.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|