Czech priest becomes deputy head of U.S. think tank

Czech Catholic priest Tomáš Halík was on Thursday appointed vice-president of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy in Washington, which associates philosophers and researchers in social sciences from around the world, the daily Lidové noviny reports. Halík, 67, also won the prestigious Templeton Prize, dubbed the "Nobel Prize for Theology," in 2014. Halík, whose books have been translated into 12 languages, has participated in the Council´s research project Faith in Secular Times since 2012.