František Lízna


František Lízna joined the Jesuit order in 1968 and was ordained as a priest four years later, although he did not receive state approval until 1989. A signatory of Charter 77, his focus is on preaching to Roma, prisoners, and the homeless. Since 1995, he has been active in the parish of Vyšehorky u Mohelnice, and until recently he was a prison chaplain at nearby Mírov Prison. Out of solidarity, he has declared Roma nationality on official papers since 1992. He holds the František Kriegel Award “For selfless work with prisoners” and the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk “For excellent services in the name of democracy and human rights.”

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Festival edition: 2011
Event type: Author Reading


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory