Karel Otčenášek

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Karel Otčenášek
Archbishop-Bishop Emeritus of Diocese of Hradec Králové
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Hradec Králové
In office 1989–1998
Predecessor Mořic Pícha
Successor Dominik Duka
Ordination 17 March 1945
Consecration 30 April 1950
Personal details
Born (1920-04-13)13 April 1920
České Meziříčí
Died 23 May 2011(2011-05-23) (aged 91)
Hradec Králové

Karel Otčenášek (13 April 1920 – 23 May 2011) was a Czech prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Early life[edit]

Otčenášek was born in České Meziříčí, Czech Republic and was ordained a priest on 17 March 1945.


He became Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Hradec Králové on 30 March 1950 and was consecrated bishop on 30 April 1950. From 1951 to 1962, he was imprisoned for having been consecrated without the consent of the government which was legally required during the communist rule of the Czechoslovakia. Otcenášek was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Hradec Králové on 21 December 1989, where he served until his retirement on 6 June 1998.

He was promoted Archbishop ad personam by John Paul II. on 24 September 1998.

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