Pope Francis has encouraged participants in an annual youth festival at Medjugorje to discover the true adventure of life in the encounter with Jesus.
The Catholic Churches of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, despite widespread condemnation, are still planning to hold a public Mass on May 16 in Sarajevo for Croatia’s pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians killed by communist partisans at the end of World War II.
Criticism is raining down on the Church for its plans to hold a Mass for Nazi allies in Sarajevo, with the local Jewish community calling the initiative “utterly ridiculous”.
Pope Francis on Saturday addressed members of the Tribunal of the Vatican City State.
“There is still no peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Sarajevo cardinal Vinko Puljic has lamented.
“Chaos reigns” for migrants in Bosnia-Herzegovina and “the little ones suffer”, the cardinal of Sarajevo has deplored.