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”.
“Human, Christian and pastoral closeness” to all those affected by the earthquake and the coronavirus epidemic is what Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb Josip Bozanic expressed March 23 in a video message transmitted by Croatian radio and television.
The Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Egypt in 2019 is bearing fruit in Croatia.
Pope Francis pleaded Thursday for an economy based on “inclusion, care for our common home, and the integral development of individuals and peoples”.
The cardinal of Zagreb has invited the new Croatian President to a “dialogue of mutual respect and understanding”.
Controversial treaties with the Vatican have emerged as an issue in a tight Croatian presidential vote to be held this Sunday, December 22.
A Catholic religion teacher in Croatia has emerged as the unlikely hero of a public education strike in the country.
The Croatian opposition party GLAS has blasted the Government for allowing a “back door” for the Church into school textbooks.
Around 300 Croatians, including two presidential hopefuls, have protested in Zagreb for an end to Croatia’s treaties with the Vatican.
A Croatian bishop has condemned a new outbreak of anti-Serb violence in the country, and blasted those who he said are “promoting new divisions”.