Saturday, 23 April 2022

Milanović Issues Message for Orthodox Easter

ZAGREB, 23 April 2022 - President Zoran Milanović on Saturday extended his best wishes to the Christian Orthodox faithful for Easter, saying that this holiday always gave hope of a better tomorrow and a victory of the good despite challenges and difficulties faced by people. 

"We live in a time when mutual understanding, nobility and tolerance are needed even more for a victory of the good to create a society in which the difference and dignity of every person will be respected. May this atmosphere of Easter be an additional encouragement to the faithful, and to us all, to build such a society," the president said.

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Saturday, 23 April 2022

Plenković and Jandroković Extend Best Wishes For Orthodox Easter

ZAGREB, 23 April 2022- Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković issued messages on Saturday offering their best wishes to the Christian Orthodox faithful who celebrate Easter according to the Julian calendar.

"May Easter, a symbol of hope, peace and faith, be an inspiration and encouragement to you in overcoming the challenges and tests that lie ahead," the prime minister said in his message, noting that this oldest Christian holiday is a reminder of the universal human values of kindness, solidarity and tolerance.

"May the spirit of this great holiday further strengthen us in our efforts to make the community that we live in an even better place for all its citizens. On behalf of the government and on my own behalf, I wish you an abundance of good health, joy and peace and that you spend this holiday among your families and loved ones," Plenković said.

Jandroković said that the Easter message of hope and peace, at the present time of uncertainty, divisions and the war in Ukraine, promotes solidarity, charity, mutual understanding and respect for the differences among people..

"The atmosphere of Easter fills us with joy and love and inspires us through the strength of faith to celebrate the victory of life over death and of light over darkness. (...) This greatest Christian holiday invites us to find in ourselves the strength of forgiveness and sympathy and to lend a hand of support to those in need," Jandroković wrote.

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