Pope Names Members of the Stepinac Commission

By , 06 Mar 2016, 12:10 PM Politics
Pope Names Members of the Stepinac Commission https:[email protected]/14037472464/in/photostream/

Share this:

Cardinal Bozanić and Bishops Škvorčević and Perić named to the papal commission

Pope Francis has chosen members of the Vatican commission which will cooperate with the commission of the Serbian Orthodox Church regarding the issue of canonization of Croatian Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac. The members are: Cardinal Josip Bozanić, Archbishop of Zagreb; Antun Škvorčević, Bishop of Požega; Ratko Perić, Bishop of Mostar-Duvno; and professors Jure Krišto and Mario Jareb, reports Večernji List on March 6, 2016.

As for the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) commission members, they are Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and Primorje; Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana; Jovan, Bishop of Pakrac; Irinej, Bishop of Bačka; and a former Serbian ambassador to Vatican Darko Tanasković.

"This is the Vatican’s choice and the talks will happen under their patronage. We have not received any information from them so far and are waiting for an invitation from Vatican, as this is not a matter between the Catholic Church in Croatia and SPC, but between the Vatican and SPC", said one of the SPC commission members commenting on the latest news from the Holy See.

Pope Francis on Thursday received members of the Permanent Council of the Croatian Bishops Conference (HBK), including Josip Bozanić, Archbishop of Zagreb; Želimir Puljić, HBK President and Bishop of Zadar; Đuro Hranić, Archbishop of Đakovo-Osijek; and Dražen Kutleša, Bishop of Poreč and Pula. They informed the pope about the state of the Catholic Church in Croatia and discussed the work of the commission that has been tasked by the pope to analyse the role of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac before, during and after the World War II.

The members of the Permanent Council had separate meetings with the Secretary of State Pietro Parolino and the President of the Papal Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch.

Photo of the day

From Croatia with Madness

Croatia Traffic Info

  • Due to rain the roads are wet and slippery in Dalmatia, in Istria, in Lika and Gorski kotar mountain areas, in the northern coastal area and in the central parts. Rock and land sliding is possible. Due to fog visibility is reduced in Gorski kotar - on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway between Kikovica and Tuhobić tunnel. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. With the bad weather the headlights have to be on during the day as well. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 7th-8th km in direction Rijeka/Split; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Zaprešić and Zabok junctions 20th-18th km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 119th-120th km in both directions; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June; -A8 in Istria on the section Lupoglav-Učka tunnel. Roadworks on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway (Zagreb detour road): - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes; - till 8 May traffic is suspended in the exit lane of Popovec junction from direction Goričan towards Popovec, detour for direction Vrbovec-Popovec: Sveta Helena junction (A4)-Sveta Helena-DC3 Goričica-Belovar-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec junction, for direction Goričan (A4)-Sveta Helena: Komin junction (A4)-DC3-Sveti Ivan Zelina-Donja Zelina-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec. Lepenica rest area (at 57th km) on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway is closed till 15 June, the previous rest area and petrol station is the one Ravna Gora (at 30th km), the next one Cernik-Čavle (17,8 km away from Lepenica). Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Klinča Sela, Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković.
    Read more
  • During the day difficulties can be expected at the border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary due to traffic density and occasional additional controls. Passenger traffic is dense at: -Kaštel (15 minutes) in the inbound direction, -Stara Gradiška (15 minutes) in the outbound direction. Bus traffic is heavy at Bregana (45 minutes) and Bajakovo (30 minutes) in the outbound direction. In the outbound freight traffic there are delays at Bregana (80 minutes), Bajakovo (2 hours) and Tovarnik (an hour), in the inbound at Bajakovo (2 hours). Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
    Read more
  • The following ferries, catamarans and boats do not operate due to strong wind: -Lopar-Valbiska, Brestova-Porozina, Šibenik-Zlarin-Kaprije-Žirje ferries, -Mali Lošinj-Rijeka, Rijeka-Rab-Novalja, Ubli-Vela Luka-Hvar-Split, Korčula-Hvar-Split, Jelsa-Bol-Split, Vis-Split catamarans, -Mali Lošinj-Unije-Susak boat.
    Read more

Interview of the week

mod send your news

Photo galleries and videos