Pope Francis Receives The President Of Croatia

Vatican City, 10 October 2013 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father Francis received in audience Ivo Josipovi?, president of the Republic of Croatia, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial discussions, and after [...]

The Holy See and Croatia: Twenty Years Of Intense Relations

Vatican City, 30 October 2012 (VIS) – “The Holy See and Croatia: twenty years of intense relations” was the theme of a conference held yesterday in the Vatican to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Croatia. Speaking at the event Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, [...]

Productive Exchange Of Views Between Holy See And Croatia

Vatican City, 29 October 2012 (VIS) - This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Zoran Milanovic, prime minister of the Republic of Croatia. The prime minister subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. The [...]

Pope stresses family values in Croatia trip

Pope Benedict XVI walks near young people in traditional clothing during a prayer vigil with some 50,000 people in Ban Josip Jelacic Square in Zagreb. CNS photoZAGREB – Pope Benedict XVI used his recent trip to the Croatian capital to encourage nations to build their societies on Christian values and to support the traditional family [...]

Pope Recalls Apostolic Visit to Croatia

VATICAN CITY, 8 JUN 2011 (VIS) – In the Wednesday general audience celebrated in St. Peter’s Square today, the Pope recalled his apostolic visit to Croatia this past weekend, 4-5 June, which had the theme “Together in Christ”. The Holy Father noted that the main reason for his visit was the first National Day of [...]

SUMMARY OF APOSTOLIC VISIT TO CROATIA 4-5 JUNE

INTERVIEW WITH POPE ABOARD FLIGHT TO CROATIAVATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2011 (VIS) – As is traditional on international apostolic journeys, Benedict XVI granted a brief interview to the journalists who accompanied him on the flight to Croatia. The first question was: Your Holiness, you have already been to Croatia on other occasions and your predecessor [...]

Pray for Fruitfulness of Apostolic Trip to Croatia

VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope greeted the various groups of faithful in their respective languages. Addressing a group of Polish pilgrims, the Holy Father particularly greeted the youth who will meet next Saturday in Lednica. “Give thanks to God for the life [...]

Program of the Pope’s Apostolic Trip to Croatia

VATICAN CITY, 18 APR 2011 (VIS) – Following is the program of Benedict XVI’s apostolic trip to Croatia – scheduled for 4 – 5 June – for the National Day of Croatian Families. The Pope will leave at 9:30am on Saturday, 4 June, from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and will land at Pleso International Airport in [...]

Croatia: Defending Religious and Cultural Identity

VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received the letters of credence of Filip Vucak, new ambassador of Croatia to the Holy See, a country he will visit on 4-5 June. Benedict XVI referred to the “beauty of its culture and the depth of its ancestors’ faith”, and highlighted the importance [...]

Pope Receives President of Croatia

VATICAN CITY, 9 OCT 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Ivo Josipovic, president of the Republic of Croatia. President Josipovic subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied [...]