Tomáš Halík has won this year's Templeton Prize on March 13.

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Mons. prof. PhDr. Tomáš Halík, Th.D.

Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for your congratulations and good wishes for the awarding of the Templeton Prize. For me the prize is not a personal award, but an honor for our entire country, especially for those who have been my moral and intellectual inspirations and guides; for my teachers, who showed their bravery and endurance in the battle for a free culture and faith and who themselves did not live to see freedom and their own awards.

I would like to use the authority that the Templeton Prize confers upon me to increase the culture of dialogue in our world and that is the spirit in which I have decided to use the financial award from this prize.

I apologize that I am not able to respond personally to all your congratulations, but I would like to assure you that I very much appreciate your support.

With best wishes,


profesor Univerzity Karlovy
ÚFaR FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2,
110 00 Praha 1

prezident České Křesťanské akademie
ČKA, Vyšehradská 49, 128 00 Praha 2

farář Akademické farnosti Praha
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