Sunday, 25 March 2018

Zagreb Archdiocese Supports Istanbul Convention Protest

ZAGREB, March 25, 2018 - The Zagreb Archdiocese said on Sunday that yesterday's protest in the capital against the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was a contribution to genuine dialogue between state officials and citizens, and that citizens rightfully believed the ratification of the "contentious document" would introduce in Croatia's legal system and social processes the "unscientific and, above all, harmful gender ideology."

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Plenković Wins First Battle in War for Istanbul Convention

However, the war is not over.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Catholic Church Becoming Even More Involved in Politics

For the first time ever, the Catholic Church has crossed a line and become directly involved in conflicts within a political party.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Catholic Church Against Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, March 14, 2018 - Once the Istanbul Convention is "cleansed" of contentious stipulations implying gender ideology, the Church will support its ratification, however, regardless of the procedure, full support must be provided to domestic violence victims, the president of the Croatian Bishops' Conference (HBK), Zadar Archbishop Želimir Puljić, said in Sarajevo on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

“Attacks on Bishop Komarica Are Intolerable,” Cardinal Says

ZAGREB, March 13, 2018 - The Archbishop of Sarajevo, Cardinal Vinko Puljić, issued a special statement on Tuesday condemning in the strongest terms frequent verbal attacks by Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik on Banja Luka Bishop Franjo Komarica, warning that none of the Bosnian Croat officials or international community representatives had reacted to that and to a generally difficult status of Croat Catholics in the Bosnian Serb entity.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop of Hvar

ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Petar Palić as the new bishop of Hvar after he accepted the withdrawal of Palić's predecessor, the 77-year-old Slobodan Štambuk, the Vatican press office reported on Friday.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Government Spending Hundreds of Millions for Religious Education

An MP’s question to the government reveals true expenses.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Number of Catholics in Bosnia Falls Substantially

ZAGREB, February 22, 2018 - The number of Roman Catholics in Bosnia and Herzegovina, most of whom are ethnic Croats, declined by 13,650 to 376,591 in 2017, as a result of continued emigration and negative demographic trends caused by the poor economic situation in the country.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Sisak Bishop Named Anti-Communicator of the Year

ZAGREB, February 20, 2018 - The Croatian Public Relations Association (HUOJ) has named Sisak Bishop Vlado Košić Anti-Communicator of the Year for 2017, saying that Košić spread intolerance and used hate speech against specific political and social groups in the country.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Serbian President Meets with Catholic and Orthodox Leaders

ZAGREB, February 13, 2018 - The Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanić, met in Zagreb on Monday with the visiting Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and his host, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and discussed with them relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Serb Orthodox Church. The meeting with Bozanić was organised as part of Vučić's two-day official visit to Croatia.

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