Sunday, 3 April 2022

Bjelovar to Host Croatian Catholic Youth Meeting on 17 Sept

ZAGREB, 3 April 2022 - Several thousand young people are expected to gather in Bjelovar, 80 kilometres northeast of Zagreb, on 17 September for the Croatian Catholic Youth Meeting, to be held under the motto "Hearts are burning".

Participants will gather in the seat of the Bjelovar-Križevci County Diocese. The programme of the meeting is being prepared by its Youth Pastoral.

Croatian Catholic Youth Meetings have been held since 1996, the first one being held in Split. Every meeting draws thousands of young people from every Croatian archdiocese and diocese as well as Catholic missions.

The meetings have also been hosted by Rijeka, Osijek, Šibenik, Pula, Varaždin, Zadar, Sisak, Dubrovnik, and Vukovar. Zagreb was to have hosted in 2020 but the meeting was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the earthquake that struck the capital that year.

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