Dominik Duka

Dominik Jaroslav Duka, O. P.
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague

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Dominik Jaroslav Duka O.P. (born 26 April 1943, Hradec Králové, Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic)) is the 36th Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Msgr Dominik Duka, O.P. is the current archbishop.

Václav Havel

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As a result of his activities with the Dominican Order and involvement in the publication of unauthorised samizdat literature, he was imprisoned in Bory Prison in Plzeň from 1981-82, where his fellow prisoners included future Czech President Vaclav Havel.
The funeral Mass was held at Saint Vitus Cathedral, celebrated by the Archbishop of Prague Dominik Duka and Havel's old friend Bishop Václav Malý.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hradec Králové

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He previously served as Bishop of Hradec Králové.

Miloslav Vlk

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After previous attempts at an agreement had failed – most notably in 2008 under Cardinal Vlk – the Czech government in mid-January 2012 agreed to a compensation plan, under which the country's seventeen churches, including Catholic and Protestant, would get 56% of their former property now held by the state – estimated at 75 billion koruna ($3.7 billion) — and 59 billion koruna ($2.9 billion) in financial compensation paid to them over the next thirty years.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted Cardinal Vlk's resignation as Archbishop of Prague on 13 February 2010 and nominated Dominik Duka to succeed him.

Order of Saint Lazarus (statuted 1910)

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The Orléans obedience, which had split off from the Paris obedience in 2004, enjoys as Spiritual Protector Cardinal Dominik Duka, who succeeded Cardinal László Paskai, former Primate of Hungary, in the position.

St. Vitus Cathedral

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Duka was formally installed in Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral.
The Metropolitan Chapter considered continuing the case in the European Court for Human Rights however in May 2010, the new Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka and the state president Václav Klaus together declared that they did not wish to continue with court conflicts.

Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano

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On 18 February 2012, Duka was made Cardinal-Priest of Santi Marcellino e Pietro.
This church is a titular church of Czech cardinal Dominik Jaroslav Duka, O. P.

Hradec Králové

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Dominik Jaroslav Duka O.P. (born 26 April 1943, Hradec Králové, Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic)) is the 36th Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

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Dominik Jaroslav Duka O.P. (born 26 April 1943, Hradec Králové, Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic)) is the 36th Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Czech Republic

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Dominik Jaroslav Duka O.P. (born 26 April 1943, Hradec Králové, Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic)) is the 36th Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Archbishop

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Dominik Jaroslav Duka O.P. (born 26 April 1943, Hradec Králové, Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic)) is the 36th Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

RAF Cosford

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His father was an army officer who fought for the allied forces in World War II, based at RAF Cosford, who was later imprisoned in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s.

Military service

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Duka graduated from Tyl Grammar School in Hradec Králové in 1960 and worked in a factory and as an apprentice locksmith before entering military service from 1962 to 1964.

Dominican Order

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On 6 January 1969 he made temporary profession in the Dominican Order and on 22 June 1970 he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Štěpán Trochta, Bishop of Litoměřice.

Štěpán Trochta

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On 6 January 1969 he made temporary profession in the Dominican Order and on 22 June 1970 he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Štěpán Trochta, Bishop of Litoměřice.

Litoměřice

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On 6 January 1969 he made temporary profession in the Dominican Order and on 22 June 1970 he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Štěpán Trochta, Bishop of Litoměřice.

Velvet Revolution

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From then until the regime collapsed in 1989, Duka worked as a designer at the Škoda factory in Plzeň.

Škoda Works

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From then until the regime collapsed in 1989, Duka worked as a designer at the Škoda factory in Plzeň.

Plzeň

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As a result of his activities with the Dominican Order and involvement in the publication of unauthorised samizdat literature, he was imprisoned in Bory Prison in Plzeň from 1981-82, where his fellow prisoners included future Czech President Vaclav Havel. From then until the regime collapsed in 1989, Duka worked as a designer at the Škoda factory in Plzeň.

Licentiate (degree)

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In 1979, he obtained a licentiate in theology at the Theological Faculty of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw, Poland.

Warsaw

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In 1979, he obtained a licentiate in theology at the Theological Faculty of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw, Poland.

Samizdat

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As a result of his activities with the Dominican Order and involvement in the publication of unauthorised samizdat literature, he was imprisoned in Bory Prison in Plzeň from 1981-82, where his fellow prisoners included future Czech President Vaclav Havel.

Chess club

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While in prison, Duka conducted a clandestine mass for other prisoners disguised as a chess club.

Bohemia

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From 1986 to 1998 he was Prior Provincial of the Dominicans in Bohemia and Moravia.