Zusammenfassung / Abstract
“Mons. František Zapletal and the foundation of the Bohemian, later Czechoslovak College in Rome” – František Zapletal aimed to become a priest, but since there was a surplus in his home Archdiocese of Olomouc, he joined the seminary in Prague. During his theological studies in Prague, Zapletal was elected to finish his studies in Rome. Rome then became decisive for his future career. Although being a junior priest he was appointed Vice Rector of the newly founded Bohemian College and became responsible for the organisation of daily life and spiritual guidance for priest candidates. He also managed the affairs of the Bohemian-Moravian episcopate at the Holy See. Upon return to his homeland and especially after the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia, he still supported church affairs in Rome, in particular for the Bohemian College, which has been expanded following the dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy and had become the Czechoslovak College, Nepomucenum.