Saturday, 4 December 2021

Croatian Foreign Minister Visits Several Religious Sites in Rome

ZAGREB, 4 Dec, 2021 - Croatia's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Gordan Grlić Radman, visited the Church of Saint Jerome and the Pontifical Croatian College of Saint Jerome and several other religious sites in Rome on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs said in a press release.

In the Pontifical Croatian College of Saint Jerome, Grlić Radman met with Rector Marko Đurin, who informed him about the work of that institution and its importance for the Croatian people and pilgrims.

The history of the Church of Saint Jerome dates back to 1453 when Pope Nicholas V gave it to the Fraternity of Saint Jerome. The present building was built in 1589 by Pope Sixtus V, a descendent of a Dalmatian family.

Since its foundation at the beginning of the 20th century, the College has schooled Croat priests from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Srijem region of Serbia, Timișoara in Romania, and Bar and Kotor in Montenegro.

Grlić Radman also visited the the Pontifical University of Saint Anthony and the Church of San Paolo alla Regola, where he was welcomed by Rector Calogero Favata. Together they visited the Chapel of Schola Sancti which houses a plaque showing that it was the titular church of the Blessed Alojzije Stepinac, who never collected it because he was imprisoned after the Second World War.  

The Croatian foreign minister also visited the Basilica of Saint Mary the Great, which is home to a memorial plaque written in the Croatian language and Glagolitic alphabet as testimony to the visit by the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius to Pope Hadrian II in 868. 

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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Balkan Film Festival in Rome Starts Today, Croatian Movies Will Be Screened

October 8, 2020 –  At the Balkan Film Festival in Rome, which starts today, October 8, 2020, and lasts until October 11, 2020, at the Casa del Cinema art cinema, four Croatian films will be presented, three of which are minority co-productions.

As Hina reports, the festival aims to acquaint the Italian audience with selected films from the countries of the Balkan region, which together make up one of the most diverse cinematographies in Europe.

The festival will begin with a documentary nominated for several prestigious awards, "Medena zemlja" ("Honey Land"), by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov.

A selection of the most interesting feature films from the region will also be shown, including Ognjen Svilić's "Glas" ("Voice") and three Croatian minority co-productions: Slovenian-Croatian-Serbian film "Izbrisana" ("Erased") by Miha Mazzini, Macedonian-Croatian-Serbian "Grudi" ("Breasts") by Marija Perović and Albanian-Italian -Macedonian-Croatian "Moje jezero" ("My Lake") directed by Gjergj Xhuvani.

The festival is held in co-operation with the Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC) and film centers in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Slovenia.

As HAVC reports, the festival is organized by Associazione Occhio Blu – Anna Cenerini Bova in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MIBACT) and Italian Film Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries Association (ANICA).

As organizers say, the cinematographic works included in the program of the Balkan Film Festival are an expression of particular richness and meaning. The festival also seeks to encourage the active involvement of film centers in the region in the initiatives of the MIBACT and the ANICA to launch new cooperation between Italy and the Balkans.

"The aim is to encourage joint and multilateral programs to strengthen cooperation and the possibility of film co-productions, supported by quality integration processes at the level of the whole of Europe," it is noted.

Entrance to the festival is free.


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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Mayor of Rome Visits Istria to Explore Italian Heritage

ZAGREB, March 14, 2018 - Rome mayor Virginia Raggi met in Pula on Tuesday with the leaders of the Italian Union, Istria County and the Town of Pula, saying her visit to the county was a revelation because she realised that Italians "don't know enough about the history of this region."

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Coordinating Committee of Italian and Croatian Ministers to Meet in Rome on Thursday

ZAGREB, January 17th, 2018 - The coordinating committee of Italian and Croatian ministers will hold its third meeting in Rome on Thursday, for the first time in over seven years and for the first time since Croatia joined the European Union, and the meeting reflects the high level of political relations between the two countries and a mutual wish to make further progress in areas of special interest, the Croatian Foreign Ministry has said.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Vueling to remain flying from Dubrovnik to Rome over winter

The Spanish low-cost airline Vueling (VY/VLG) will continue operations on its Dubrovnik-Rome line (Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport) throughout the upcoming winter season.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Croatia Airlines on why Zagreb - Dubrovnik Flight ended up in Italy

After the rather bizarre reason provided after a standard flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik ended up landing in the Italian capital after midnight last night, we have more on the story...

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Weird: Croatia Airlines flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik lands in Rome

The given reason is bizarre.