Monday, 14 February 2022

Zagreb Archbishop and Mayor Discuss Further Cooperation

14 February, 2022 - The Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanić, met with Mayor Tomislav Tomašević on Monday to discuss further cooperation between the Archdiocese and the City in matters of common interest, notably in social and charitable work.

The focus was on projects for the common good, including care for the citizens hardest hit by the consequences of the March 2020 earthquake, the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased cost of living, the Archdiocese Press Office said.

Also discussed were challenges in the post-earthquake reconstruction process, and providing premises for the assembly of believers in parishes where there are no churches.

The archbishop and the mayor expressed openness to working together in resolving all issues for the common good of all citizens.

Monday, 17 May 2021

Archbishop of Rijeka Asks Forgiveness From Homosexuals for Feeling Rejected by Church

May 17, 2021 - The Archbishop of Rijeka, Mate Uzinić, has asked forgiveness from homosexuals for feeling rejected by the Church and not getting pastoral guidance in accordance with the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

Uzinić issued a message on Facebook on Monday on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, expressing regret that there are still Catholics who disagree with the spirit of the exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

Amoris Laetitia says that "every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or her dignity and treated with consideration, while every sign of unjust discrimination is to be carefully avoided, par­ticularly any form of aggression and violence."

"We also have a duty to guarantee to these people and their families considerate pastoral guidance so that people showing homosexual inclinations can get the necessary help to be able to fully understand and realize God's will in their lives," Uzinić wrote in his message.

"I regret that there are still Catholics who disagree with this, in particular those who think that they serve Christ and the Church through discrimination, aggression, violence, insults, and abusive comments at the expense of homosexual persons," he added, asking homosexuals for their forgiveness.

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