Friday, 20 April 2018

GLAS Liberal Party Proposes Revision of Vatican Treaties

ZAGREB, April 20, 2018 - The GLAS party on Friday informed that it had sent a motion into parliamentary procedure proposing the launching of negotiation procedures to amend the treaties between the Holy See and Croatia with the aim of protecting secular values which, this opposition party underscores, is a constitutional category.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

SDP Seeks Changes to Vatican Treaties with Catholic Church

The initiative does not seem likely to succeed.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Protests and the Catholic Church: Politics of Istanbul Convention Demonstrations in Croatia

The ratification of the Istanbul Convention has aroused strong feelings and protests on both sides in recent weeks. Longterm expat resident of Split Tim Bourcier explains his views on what happened in Split last Friday in a guest blog.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Parliament to Debate Istanbul Convention Ratification

ZAGREB, April 11, 2018 – The parliament will debate the ratification of the Istanbul Convention on Wednesday. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Tuesday evening commented on the Croatian Bishops' Conference's (HBK) opposition to the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and its call on members of the parliament to vote against the ratification of the document whose content the HBK claims raises numerous doubts and uncertainties.

Friday, 6 April 2018

“No Change in Church’s Position about Istanbul Convention”

ZAGREB, April 6, 2018 - Right-wing politicians and NGOs close to the Catholic Church on Thursday said that an interview with the president of the Croatian Bishops Conference (HBK) Želimir Puljić on Croatian Catholic Radio did not bring any "great turnabout" in the Church's stance on the Istanbul Convention and that this was just media interpretation.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Church Changes Course, Supports Istanbul Convention Interpretation

ZAGREB, April 5, 2018 - The president of the Croatian Bishops' Conference, Zadar Archbishop Želimir Puljić, told Croatian Catholic Radio on Wednesday that the interpretive statement accompanying the Istanbul Convention was appropriate for these time of great tensions, adding that the Church advocated dialogue.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Paedophilia Scandal Hits Catholic Church in Croatia

The police are investigating.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

In Easter Sermon, Archbishop of Zagreb Worried about “New Orders”

ZAGREB, April 1, 2018 - Celebrating Easter mass on Sunday, the Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanić, warned about injustices and attempts to create new orders in contemporary society, telling believers that the only certain path was faith in the Church as it has answers to numerous questions.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

“Catholic Church Will Not Write New Abortion Law”

Shortly after creating a storm by saying that the Church will have representatives in a working group for drafting the new abortion law, the health minister apparently changes his mind.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Catholic Church to Work on Government’s New Abortion Law

Health Minister Milan Kujundžić talks about the new abortion law.

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