Czech ex-president Havel to be buried Friday

The funeral of former Czech president Vaclav Havel, who died Sunday morning at the age of 75, will take place Friday, the CTK news agency said.

Czechs celebrate 20 years since Velvet Revolution

Former Czech president Vaclav Havel opened the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Velvet Revolution with a concert attended by celebrities.

Pope recalls communist-era evils in Czech visit

Pope Benedict XVI recalled the evils of the communist era on Saturday as he began a three-day pilgrimage to the Czech Republic, and he urged the fiercely secular nation to rediscover its Christian roots.