After the decline of the Přemsylides, Bohemia was ruled for a time by the House of Luxembourg.
The term "Czech" denotes the inhabitants of historic Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia, while "Slovak" is reserved for those people who settled on the southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains and who historically were dominated by the Hungarians.
Between the fifth and seventh centuries, the Slavic ancestors of the Czechs swept across the region that subsequently became known as Bohemia.
Under the leadership of Masaryk, Edvard Beneš (1884-1948), and Milan Rastislav Štefanik, they were able to persuade the Allied governments to dissolve the Habsburg Empire.
With the surrender of Austria on October 28, 1918, a revolutionary committee in Prague declared the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic.
About 2,100 priests are incardinated in the personal prelature.
He was also a noted poet, critic and served as professor of English Literature at Oxford for 29 years.
Divided between the followers of Hus—the Hussites—and the Catholics, the country was attacked by crusaders and plunged into turmoil.
Through a dynastic union with the Jagiello family in Poland, the kings of Bohemia eventually became linked to the House of the Austrian Habsburgs, which ruled there from 1526 to 1918.
We know, that from time to time, there arrives among human beings people who seem to exude love as naturally as the sun gives out heat.
Love is not something that is a sort of rare commodity, everybody has it. But, it’s like water flowing through a hose, it depends on which direction you point it.
Ocariz, who had served as a vicar general of the Personal Prelature for many years, had been appointed deputy by his predecessor, Javier Echevarria, in 2014.