Local man buys village church for one crown, turns it into culture centre

Photo: Kateřina Dobrovolná, Czech Radio

A church in the village of Hojsova Stráž in the Šumava Mountains is one of the many properties the Catholic Church got rid of in recent years in an effort to stabilize its finances. The church was bought for a symbolic one crown by a local man, who has gradually transformed it into a vibrant cultural centre.

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Authors: Ruth Fraňková, Kateřina Dobrovolná