Father Robert Bergman is a new catholic priest in nearby town Staňkov. He is 32 years old, after college he was a computer programmer and when he finished an army training, he decided to become a priest. "When you are in army, that environment around you helps you understand what do you want to have in your life and what not," he says.
He likes riding a motorcycle, parachute jumping, or sailing a boat, but he spends almost all of his time taking care of his parish and people in it. He teaches at church school, where almost no students believe in God, but he says that it is important to understand and respect people's beliefs and opinion. "It is not my job to persuade people into believing," he claims. "Faith is relationship between God and man and I believe that it is God who has to invite people into that relationship. I can only introduce a God to people."It is important to say that Czech republic is probably the most atheist country in Europe. It is said that about 80% of people in here doesn't believe in God and no more than 10% of the people goes regularly to church.
"My job is to be with local people, believers or not, to stand by their side as they go through their lives and to help them, not only by words, but even by manual labour, if they need to," says Bergman.